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Monday, April 19, 2021

Beyond the decile system

Many in the education sector believe the decile system isn’t working. Even the Minister of Education calls it “a blunt instrument”, and says she’d like to ditch it. Exactly what’s wrong with deciles, and can they be fixed? asks ELIZABETH McLEOD.

Investing in Educational Success (IES) – moving on from stalemate

With the Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) policy now underway, JUDE BARBACK takes stock of the loose ends, most significantly how the NZEI’s new initiative will work alongside a policy it has rejected.

Rethinking deciles

Despite unrest around the current school decile system, the Ministry of Education says there are no plans yet for a formal review. JUDE BARBACK considers what’s in a number.

Quest to become the “best place in the world to be a child”

Educators and social services agencies were among those to praise the Prime Minister’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, while others were critical about the focus on targets over action.

Either coalition scenario could benefit New Zealand education

Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa has faith in New Zealand First's education policies.

What the lunchboxes told us

The questions over who is to blame for children coming to school with neither breakfasts in their tummies nor a school lunch in their bag has quickly turned to: what can we do about this problem? JUDE BARBACK reports.

Surviving ERO: how to get the most from your evaluation

A visit from the Education Review Office (ERO) can sometimes send schools into a panic. So we asked ERO’s Acting Chief Review Officer NICHOLAS POLE to give some helpful advice and guidance on how ERO works with early learning services and schools. His key tip: don’t be scared – just be prepared.

School boom in the bay

What prompts the building of new schools? Who makes the decisions and how are they made? JUDE BARBACK looks at one of the fastest growing areas in the country for answers.

Uniform rort? Crackdown on ‘covert’ school fundraising

The new Education Minister has planned action to stamp out "covert" fundraising by schools such as marking up uniforms to make a profit.

Digital fluency investment marks biggest change to curriculum in a decade

A new National Digital Championship aimed at exciting students to use digital technologies to come up with innovate ways to solve community, social or environmental challenges is among the initiatives included in a $40...

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