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Is it time to change New Zealand’s “white, middle-class” approach to reading?

Our approach to reading in New Zealand assumes children come to school with “white, middle-class experiences” and we need to take a good hard look at how we structure literacy learning. By Anna Clements.

What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?

What makes Kiwi kids more likely to walk to school?

Bullying Free Week: ‘Teachers are bullied too’

Teachers say it's not just children who are getting bullied at schools - many teachers are also being bullied by their bosses and colleagues.

Half of early childhood teachers experiencing harm, new ChildForum report finds

Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our biggest problem in...

Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.

Parent concern over primary schools’ use of Twitter in classrooms

Twitter is being used as a teaching tool at primary schools across the country but some parents are concerned about the appropriateness for children.

Restraint rules ‘expelled common sense’ from classroom

New rules that have required schools to report on more than 1000 incidents of physically restraining children since last August are undermining adult authority, the Family First lobby group says.

Addressing bullying in our schools and workplaces

Sadly, Aotearoa New Zealand has a high rate of bullying both in our schools and the workplace. Dr Mike Webster draws attention to a conference that will address this very issue.

Education Matters to Me: detailed reports published

A series of six more detailed reports have been published following the release of Education Matters To Me, a study conducted jointly by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) and the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) which sought to examine how students feel about education in New Zealand.

‘Healthy’ marketing to children gets zero health star rating

After mounting pressure, food giant Nestlé has announced it will remove the 4.5 Health Star Rating it currently displays on MILO packaging.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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