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Friday, December 4, 2020

Hitting the ground running: meeting the National Standards at age 5

Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.

Minister dismissive of “glowing” charter schools report

Charter school advocates are frustrated at the Education Minister's refusal to acknowledge the positive points made by students and parents about charter schools in a recently released report.

What would New Zealand education look like under an NZ First government?

JUDE BARBACK talks to NZ First's education spokesperson Tracey Martin about her party's education policies.

NCEA reforms: external exams in Year 11 go, ‘pathway’ courses required at Levels 2...

External exams would be scrapped for the first year of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) under proposals unveiled today.

Our ambitious plan for education

The New Zealand Initiative Research Fellow MARTINE UDAHEMUKA supports the new Government’s long-term approach towards New Zealand’s education system.

What do you think about Tomorrow’s Schools?

The public is urged to have their say as consultation opens for the Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Scrap fees-free and pay teachers more instead

Government criticised for prioritising fees-free tertiary education over improving teachers’ pay.

Podcast: Discussing the recommendations of the Tomorrow’s Schools Review

In case you missed it, have a listen to Claire Amos and Steve Mouldey's podcast which gives a 'once over lightly' look at the recommendations of the Tomorrow's School Review.

Online NCEA exams get funding boost

The extra funding from Government will help NZQA meet their 2020 goal of having NCEA exams online.

Access, not compulsion – Nikki Kaye’s Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill

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.
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