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The sequel to deciles

Schools wait in eager anticipation as the Ministry begins to explore different options for funding schools in an effort to replace the current decile system with a more targeted approach. By JUDE BARBACK.

Labour’s education plans revealed: Primary school league tables axed, big NCEA shakeup

Primary school league tables will be axed, and high-school exams are in for a big shake-up as the new Labour-led Government moves to make schools focus on learning rather than assessment.

Questions raised about cuts to school transport funding

Labour has attacked National for planning to cut school transport, but National says savings are achieved from creating more efficiencies in the school transport system.

Online Learning Communities: cool idea or not?

The proposal for new online learning communities has sparked suggestions that we’re about to unleash online charter schools onto New Zealand education.

Information sought post charter schools decision

A new bill spelling an end to future charter schools was introduced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins last week.

‘Science of Reading’ omitted from Chief Education Scientific Advisor’s literacy report

Lifting Literacy Aotearoa is astonished that a report published last week by the Chief Science Advisor fails to mention the ‘Science of Reading’.

UE and interest-free student loans remain: Govt responds to tertiary education report

In its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into New Zealand’s tertiary education system, the Government says it will not be accepting the Commission’s recommendations to abolish University Entrance or reinstate interest on student...

Kerikeri teen part of new education advisory group

Kerikeri teenager Hadassah Wharawhara is one of 12 young people selected to form a new Ministry of Education Youth Advisory Group, established to enable her generation to have their say regarding the education system and issues that affect them.

Education summit: What would you do as NZ education boss?

Almost 9000 people so far have taken part in an online "education conversation" aimed at developing "an ensuring 30-year approach to education" that will survive political changes.

Education Minister announces Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence

The ‘ConCOVE’ consortia has been successful in its bid to form the Centre of Vocational Excellence for the construction and infrastructure industries.

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