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‘Bullying’ claims over charter schools

Respected educationist Sir Toby Curtis has accused the Government of "bullying" behaviour over ending charter schools and called on the Prime Minister to show some "aroha".

Teachers and principals agree to strike next month

Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.

Education Council chair reappointed

The current Chair and Deputy Chair of the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand have been reappointed for 12 months to provide continuity while the Council transitions to a new model.

Chris Hipkins will consider extension to NCEA review

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says four months is long enough for a review of NCEA but says he is open to extending it in the wake of an open protest letter by 40 Auckland secondary school principals.

NCEA review under fire: Principals give it a failing grade

A new principals' coalition suggesting the Government's review of NCEA warrants a review of its own has published full-page advertisements in national Sunday newspapers to air its criticism.

Online NCEA exams get funding boost

The extra funding from Government will help NZQA meet their 2020 goal of having NCEA exams online.

Rotorua teachers and principals meet to discuss strike action

The car park at Rotorua's Harvest Centre was full to the brim as local primary school teachers came together to vote on whether to accept the Government's pay offer.

Rotorua principal calls for clearer guidelines around physical restraint

A Rotorua principal is calling for more clarity around the use of physical restraint in schools, and the Ministry of Education says it is coming.

Two Auckland schools set to merge in newly-renovated ex-Maori TV building

Two private Auckland schools are set to merge in a newly-renovated campus at the start of next year.

Former Māori boarding school Hato Petera College set to close as minister cancels agreement

A troubled school on Auckland's North Shore which has a roll of one student appears set to be closed down.
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