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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tomorrow’s Schools overhaul ready to get underway

The wheels are in motion for a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools with the terms of reference announced today.

Opinion: William Lewis – Jacinda Ardern’s fees-free scheme an untargeted mistake

William Lewis questions Jacinda Ardern's fees-free scheme

NCEA not up to standard, new report says

The flexibility of NCEA may also be its drawback, according to a new report by public policy think tank the New Zealand Initiative (NZI).

Addressing the teacher shortage – Ministry’s measures not enough

In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – Why Tomorrow’s Schools has far from run its course

NZ Initiative research fellow BRIAR LIPSON argues we need more information on primary and secondary schools outcomes in order to improve.

Public can have say over charter schools

The public is invited to have their say on the removal of National Standards and Charter Schools.

Editorial: Tomorrow’s schools will still need to compete despite proposed changes

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a review of Tomorrow's Schools, the system set up in 1989 under which every school has been governed by an elected board of trustees. It is not clear what he sees wrong with the system.

What to do with Charter Schools

ALWYN POOLE says the legislative changes that are required to allow the effective continuation of charter schools are obvious.

Education Minister announces major education reforms

The Government has announced a three-year work programme to bring about significant changes to New Zealand's education system.

Will the Auditor-General find the Minister’s handling of charter schools to be “fundamentally flawed”?

National’s education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has laid a complaint with the Auditor-General over the Education Minister’s and the Ministry of Education’s handling of charter schools, claiming there have been undeclared conflicts of interest – something the Minister denies.

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