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Cat, horse, cow allergens found in primary school classrooms

Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.

Lessons in leadership: what can New Zealand learn from the international successful school principalship...

ROSS NOTMAN considers New Zealand research findings from an international educational leadership project and what they mean for the new leadership roles emerging from the Government’s $359m plan to help raise student achievement.

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

New drug trial in Auckland could make life easier for autistic children

Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.

World’s top economists make case for English majors

A great migration is happening on US college campuses. Ever since the fall of 2008, a lot of students have walked out of English and humanities lectures and into STEM classes, especially computer science...

‘Science of Reading’ omitted from Chief Education Scientific Advisor’s literacy report

Lifting Literacy Aotearoa is astonished that a report published last week by the Chief Science Advisor fails to mention the ‘Science of Reading’.

Summer learning effect award

An award-winning University of Auckland paper on home literacy practices to prevent children’s learning dipping over summer has implications for New Zealand resourcing.

Unicef ranks NZ education among world’s most unequal for boys and girls

A Unicef study has found that New Zealand's education system is one of the most unequal in the world - especially between boys and girls.

Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found.

Young international students bypass NZ

Young foreign students looking for somewhere to study are mostly giving New Zealand a miss, a new survey has found. The global survey of 77,000 would-be international students by Melbourne-based QS Enrolment Solutions has found that the...

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The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...
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