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New funding contracts for CRIs

New funding contracts for New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) have begun, marking the 25th anniversary of the CRIs. The seven-year contracts, which combined represent a $1.2 billion investment, are the first to be issued...

Tom Nicholson: Phonics helps kids to crack code

Professor Tom Nicholson is a specialist in children's literacy at Massey University's Institute of Education, Auckland campus.

Survey bombshell: Too many treats and not enough healthy food at childcare centres

The University of Auckland study has found that only 30 per cent of privately owned preschools that provide lunches meet at least eight out of 10 nutritional guidelines.

Alternative education for struggling teens ‘ineffective’ – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education says alternative education for teenagers who have been kicked out of mainstream schools is "largely ineffective".

Limit screen time and avoid baby walkers: New guidelines for preschoolers

Reconsider that baby walker and discourage all screen time for under-2s - that's the advice in the first official guidelines for how active preschoolers should be.

Internet access is boosting Kiwi children’s learning – but many parents are missing out

By: Simon Collins  A new survey has found that Kiwi kids are learning online at school, often from their first year at primary school - but many parents are missing out on the action. The vast...

Innovative learning environments: where’s the evidence?

MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.

PISA results expose inequality within New Zealand education

The three yearly PISA cycle ranks 70 countries based on a one-day snapshot of 15 year olds across reading, mathematics and science. Each cycle focuses on a different area; the 2015 focus was on science.

Maths report raises more questions than answers

A new report has revealed declining standards in children’s numeracy and sparked criticism and controversy about the way Kiwi kids are taught maths.

Research: the teacher expectation project

The Teacher Expectation Project arose from earlier work by CHRISTINE RUBIE-DAVIES. Here she discusses the research and how it reveals the impact that grouping students, class climate, and goal setting can have on achievement.
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