The passing of the second reading of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill means teachers are a step closer to directly electing representatives onto their own professional body.
Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.
The new Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme will encourage employers to take on young people on a benefit and help them work towards a Level 4 qualification.
Industries are welcoming the Government's announcement that micro-credentials will be recognised as part of New Zealand's qualifications system as they will help fill skill-driven shortages in the workplace.
As charter schools await the Education Ministry's decision this week on whether they will transition to schools of designated character, a Treaty of Waitangi claim is underway appealing against the lack of consultation regarding the closure of the charter schools.
Submissions on the Education Amendment Bill regarding the removal of charter schools and National Standards were heard by the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.