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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bill ending charter schools, national standards passes first reading

The Bill that enables some of the Government's flagship changes to education has passed its first reading at Parliament.

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.

PM says compromise will help charter schools to convert rather than close

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled the Government could make it easier for charter schools to convert to "special character" schools as it moves to end the charter school model.

Knee-jerk decision on charter schools

Hipkins offers no good reasons for abolishing charter schools

“Please, this is money well spent”: grandmother’s plea to keep charter schools open

A grandmother’s letter to the Prime Minister urges the Government to reconsider their opposition to charter schools.

Charter school disappointed over mixed messages regarding future

A Maori charter school's disappointed with the mixed messages it's receiving regarding its future.

Bill English slams Labour’s decision to scrap charter schools

Labour's decision to scrap charter schools has been slammed by National's leader Bill English.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins introduces bill to end National Standards and charter schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is closing the door on future charter schools and giving existing ones notice that he can make them close up shop by the end of the school year - though he still hasn't visited one as minister.

Beginning Teacher Project gets high praise

Supporters of the Auckland Beginning Teacher Project are calling for others to grab the opportunity

“The Cinderella of education” – how ECE is regarded in New Zealand

New Zealand's newest professor of early childhood education, Professor Helen Hedges, says New Zealand needs to place more value on ECE and reflect this in policy and budgetary decisions.

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