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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

“We intend to hold their feet to the fire” – new advisory group up...

The new group appointed to guide the reform of New Zealand’s education system has been given the brief to hold the government accountable to what people are saying.

Protecting Teacher Title Bill is withdrawn

New Zealand First List MP Jenny Marcroft has requested the withdrawal of her member’s bill, the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill, saying it is no longer necessary.

Opinion: Karen Spencer – Of policy and practice

Right now, we are in the calm eye of the storm when it comes to education policy in New Zealand. While some policies have been abruptly swept to the wall (such as National Standards, charter schools), others are still waiting to hatch writes Karen Spencer.

Editorial: Govt should adopt bill to get young offenders back to school

A bill to get young offenders back to school is well worth the support.

Minister dismissive of “glowing” charter schools report

Charter school advocates are frustrated at the Education Minister's refusal to acknowledge the positive points made by students and parents about charter schools in a recently released report.

Changing Teaching Council’s name will cost $220,000

The Education Council says it will cost $220,000 to change its name to the "Teaching Council" under a bill now before Parliament.

Charter schools that may never open were paid $3.4m

Taxpayers have paid $3.4 million to five proposed charter schools that may never open.

Charter schools feel “totally in the dark” about transition process

Vanguard Military School’s application to become a school of designated character does not mean that the transition process is clear-cut for charter schools, with one provider claiming to be “totally in the dark”.

Fees-Free: From Famine to Feast?

Jody Hopkinson weighs up opinion on the Government’s new fees-free tertiary education policy.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools