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Friday, January 22, 2021

Confusion over cohort entry

Schools that have already adopted cohort entry policy told to continue until law changes but with no indication of when that will be.

Parents who speak out on social media ‘not welcome’ says school

An Auckland school that made two of its pupils apologise to the Warriors for allegedly asking visiting players about the team's poor performance has threatened to ban parents who "undermine" the school on social media.

Education: Beeby’s, tomorrow’s and today’s

RENEE GERLICH’s research into the history of New Zealand education reveals how various policy decisions over the years have done little to fulfil early education director Clarence Beeby’s vision of equality in education.

Addressing equity gap emerging as biggest challenge for NZ education

A New Zealand Education Review supplement that discusses the biggest challenges currently facing New Zealand education shows that many sector leaders are most concerned about the widening equity gap and the effect it is having on student achievement.

Beginning Teacher Project gets high praise

Supporters of the Auckland Beginning Teacher Project are calling for others to grab the opportunity

OECD report confirms need for 100% qualified teachers in ECE

The latest OECD report on early childhood education (ECE) underlines the case for 100 per cent qualified teachers, and casts the government’s repeated failure to restore funding for teaching staff in a poor light, says...

Fees-Free: From Famine to Feast?

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

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.

Bill ending charter schools, national standards passes first reading

The Bill that enables some of the Government's flagship changes to education has passed its first reading at Parliament.

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.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...