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Charter schools one year in – are they working, and for whom?

A year since the first partnership schools opened their doors JUDE BARBACK considers what the first independent evaluation of the model should be considering.

Minister sets up youth advisory group

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has named 12 students for his Ministerial Youth Advisory Group.

Questions over ‘honesty system’ for tertiary fees-free students

The Government is being warned that millions of dollars may be at stake because its flagship fees-free policy will essentially rely on "an honesty system".

What would New Zealand education look like under an NZ First government?

JUDE BARBACK talks to NZ First's education spokesperson Tracey Martin about her party's education policies.

New pilot to identify disengaged learners earlier

A new pilot for supporting disengaged young people to stay in education longer will be carried out at five Communities of Learning before being rolled out to all schools.

Briefings: Universities on ‘risky’ building spree

Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Tertiary Education.

Government announces $9.5m plan to boost teacher supply

The Government has announced its plans to try and fix the country’s teacher shortage, and that includes cutting a bonus proposed by their predecessors.

Scrap fees-free and pay teachers more instead

Government criticised for prioritising fees-free tertiary education over improving teachers’ pay.

Changes to initial teacher education announced in budget

In the run up to Budget Day, Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a number of changes affecting initial teacher education (ITE) that are aimed to improve the supply and quality of teachers.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.
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