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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Investing in educational success: opinion

PAT NEWMAN thinks teachers and principals should not be fooled by the Government’s “$359 million bolt out of the blue”.

NZ government’s new education policy

JUDE BARBACK looks at sector reaction to the Government’s proposal to introduce new roles to help lift student achievement.

Addressing equity gap emerging as biggest challenge for NZ education

A New Zealand Education Review supplement that discusses the biggest challenges currently facing New Zealand education shows that many sector leaders are most concerned about the widening equity gap and the effect it is having on student achievement.

Rethinking deciles

Despite unrest around the current school decile system, the Ministry of Education says there are no plans yet for a formal review. JUDE BARBACK considers what’s in a number.

The Novopay nightmare – when will it end

The Ministry of Education’s troubled payroll system is allegedly on the mend, but at what cost? JUDE BARBACK reflects on Novopay’s painful journey so far.

PPP: behind the scenes

Education Review asks Jason Wozniak of Aurecon about the decisions made and lessons learned from designing, building, and furnishing New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools at Hobsonville Point.

Education: Beeby’s, tomorrow’s and today’s

RENEE GERLICH’s research into the history of New Zealand education reveals how various policy decisions over the years have done little to fulfil early education director Clarence Beeby’s vision of equality in education.

The future of Teachers Council

The future of Teachers Council With the latest round of consultation underway following the review of New Zealand Teachers Council, all signs are pointing towards a new statutory independent professional body. JUDE BARBACK takes stock of the change afoot for the Teachers Council.

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.

Inequality of school achievement: why the events of 2012 will not fix the problem

JOHN CLARK examines the long tail of underachievement through key events this year, including the class sizes controversy, charter schools debate, National Standards, and the Ministerial Cross-Sector Forum on Raising Achievement.

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