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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.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins proposes amendment to law over university name changes

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has proposed changes to the process for universities to change their names.

New funding for gifted children announced by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

The Government has announced a $1.27 million funding package for gifted children.

Compulsory qualifications planned for home-based early childhood education and childcare

Some childcare providers are expected to quit, and those who stay in the business may raise their fees, under a new policy requiring home-based carers to become qualified.

National MP Nicola Willis wants to chop up to two weeks off schools’ summer...

The summer school holidays would be shortened by up to two weeks under a proposal by a National Party list MP.

Six-monthly school reports to parents look set to be axed

Traditional six-monthly school reports to parents may be axed in a revamped school curriculum with more localised teaching topics.

Podcast: Discussing the recommendations of the Tomorrow’s Schools Review

In case you missed it, have a listen to Claire Amos and Steve Mouldey's podcast which gives a 'once over lightly' look at the recommendations of the Tomorrow's School Review.

NZ First will be the only party in Parliament to oppose National’s ‘own’ language...

New Zealand First will be the only party in Parliament to oppose legislation which would promote teaching children a second language in school.

A chance to finally own language policy

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has welcomed cross-party support for a bill which could see children as young as 5 years old being taught a foreign language at school, as well as te reo Māori.

New languages could be offered to all kids

Ex-education minister Nikki Kaye signs up sitting Minister Chris Hipkins to progress bill for teaching languages.
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