New Zealand First will be the only party in Parliament to oppose legislation which would promote teaching children a second language in school.
Former Minister and current National education spokesperson Nikki Kaye tells JAYLAN BOYLE she wants to reach across party lines to progress her Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill, which she also believes will realise universal access to te reo Māori at primary and intermediate level.
With a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools underway, school governance is in for a shake-up. But what will change look and feel like for New Zealand schools and their communities? JUDE BARBACK considers shared governance, parental input and other possibilities that could deliver more collaboration and less competition between schools.
Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.
The Drug Foundation wants to remove schools' powers to expel any student younger than the school leaving age of 16.
Students who are suspended or expelled from school will soon have rights to "review" by a regional panel - but it is unclear whether the panel will be able to overturn a school board's decision.
The Government's review of home-based early childhood education includes a raft of proposed changes now open for consultation.