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State-integrated schools are better value: report

State-integrated schools are the best value for money compared with private and state schools, according to a new report by The New Zealand Initiative.

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for autism research in New Zealand

A method for identifying children and young people on the autism spectrum/Takiwātanga using health data within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) has been developed.

New study of impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global education

IEA and UNESCO are launching a study with the European Commission to draw a more comprehensive picture of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global education.

Less than half of schools have robust sun hat policies in place to protect...

Despite schools being encouraged to implement sun protective hat wearing policy to reduce children’s future risk of skin cancer, less than half participating in a University of Otago study had robust policy in place.

New Zealand lockdown survey reveals economic jolt, but families ‘incredibly robust’

The impact of the global pandemic on New Zealand families has been highlighted in new research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, which surveyed New Zealanders’ experience under COVID-19 lockdown. The survey was conducted...

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep

Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.

NZ parents concerned children could catch COVID-19 at school – Otago study

More than 60 per cent of parents were either ‘extremely’, ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ worried about their children catching COVID-19 at school, when surveyed just prior to schools reopening at Alert Level 2.

Culturally sustaining online learning environments

More than 2,000 teachers tuned into a webinar held by Dr Ann Milne in April about how schools will develop critical, culturally sustaining content online.

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive.

Some students still at a disadvantage even with the new support package

The announced support package is designed to alleviate the problems students, particularly those from disadvantaged areas, will face through distance learning during the Level Four lockdown. Ragne Maxwell is the principal of Porirua College, where...

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