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Friday, January 28, 2022

Are league tables a fair way to compare school effectiveness?

DR JOHN BOEREBOOM suggests that a school’s effectiveness should be judged on the basis of how much the students learned from the time they entered the school to the time they left rather than simply relying on a traditional ‘snapshot’ measure in the NCEA exams.

Our so-called “world-class” education system

New Zealand is promoted as having one of the best education systems on the planet. However, are we glossing over the students who are being left behind? JUDE BARBACK questions the approach taken to address inequality in education.

Labour cuts back National’s planned teacher bonus

The Government has cut back a plan by former education minister Nikki Kaye to pay a bonus of up to $17,500 to all beginning teachers who work in any Auckland school for at least three years.

Act delivers billion dollars in mock currency to education union

Act leader David Seymour has delivered a billion dollars in mock currency to an education union today in an election stunt.

Meeting the man who heads up the Ministry

Education Review asks Secretary for Education PETER HUGHES about his vision for the Ministry and his views on leadership.

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.

Aussie plan to strip Kiwis’ uni subsidies ‘discriminatory’

Australian politicians have ruled a proposal to take away university subsidies from Kiwi expats is discriminatory.

Schools back plans to scrap National Standards

The Labour-led government's plans to scrap National Standards for primary schools have pleased one Rotorua principal who says children are "not the place to put KPIs".

What will national standards look like post-election

This year’s election is about to hove into view and it’s time once more to consider everybody’s pitch. National Standards is a flagship government policy that’s very much on the line, with the controversy and opposition to its introduction nearly a decade ago refusing to go away. JAYLAN BOYLE considers again some of the main objections and invites Labour’s Chris Hipkins to discuss his version of a post-National Standards world.

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.

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