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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Education Minister announces Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence

The ‘ConCOVE’ consortia has been successful in its bid to form the Centre of Vocational Excellence for the construction and infrastructure industries.

‘Science of Reading’ omitted from Chief Education Scientific Advisor’s literacy report

Lifting Literacy Aotearoa is astonished that a report published last week by the Chief Science Advisor fails to mention the ‘Science of Reading’.

Less than half of schools have robust sun hat policies in place to protect...

Despite schools being encouraged to implement sun protective hat wearing policy to reduce children’s future risk of skin cancer, less than half participating in a University of Otago study had robust policy in place.

Tumuaki building capability for educational success

A new leadership programme for new and aspiring tumuaki is delivered from a kaupapa Māori, indigenous world view.

New civics resources for young New Zealanders

New civics education resources have been developed as part of the School Leavers’ Toolkit to help prepare young people for life beyond school.

New Zealand lockdown survey reveals economic jolt, but families ‘incredibly robust’

The impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand families has been highlighted in new research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, which surveyed New Zealanders’ experience under COVID-19 lockdown. The survey was conducted...

Careerforce welcomes targeted training and apprenticeships fund

The details of a $320m Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF), designed to support vocational training across high-demand industries have now been announced.

Scrapping donations: what it means for different schools

A Government initiative to provide $150 per student to schools that scrap donations will begin next year. However, only some schools will be eligible. Rebekah Fraser looked into what the policy will mean for communities.

Boost for literacy and numeracy training in the workplace

The Government's funding injection into literacy and numeracy workplace training will help more employers like Porirua City Council, upskill their staff.

Budget 19: Step forward for free education, step backward for education funding

While Budgetary initiatives to scrap school donations and NCEA fees were welcomed, the education sector is disappointed to see a lack of investment to other areas, including operational funding, teacher pay and early childhood services.
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