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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hipkins makes decision on Victoria University of Wellington name change

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change.

ESOL funds cut riles principals

A cut to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) funding by the Ministry of Education has left school principals angry and scrambling to find ways to fund ESOL teachers they have already employed for 2019.

A way with numbers: catching up with Dr Jodie Hunter

Dr Jodie Hunter talks to journalist Jody Hopkinson about her philosophy for teaching maths, her research, her background, and her new appointment to the board of the New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER).

A boost for Reading Recovery teachers

Teachers in West Auckland will have easier access to specialist training to help struggling readers with the opening of Colwill School’s Reading Recovery Subcentre.

Big schools vow to resist ‘Stalinist’ school bureaucracy

Two of New Zealand's biggest schools are vowing to resist proposals to transfer powers over schools from boards of trustees to "bureaucrats".

ERO, NZQA and intermediate schools could be disestablished under Tomorrow’s Schools Review

A new report recommending significant changes to education in New Zealand has just been released - its findings could mean the biggest changes in 30 years.

‘No rush into NCEA changes’ – Education Minister Chris Hipkins

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says there is still no agreement on how to change the senior school exam system and it will not change before 2020 "at the earliest".

NZQA to allow digital testing for 14 NCEA exam subjects in 2019

NZQA today announced it will offer a digital platform for taking exams across 14 NCEA subjects in 2019, compared to the three subjects currently available online.

Northland pre-schoolers and teens to get free meningococcal vaccine

A meningococcal vaccine will be rolled out in Northland to combat an outbreak that has seen the region hardest hit by a virulent new strain.

Education Ministry slammed for ‘corrupt’ video on teachers’ pay dispute

The Ministry of Education is being slammed for "corrupt" use of taxpayers' money for a video trying to persuade primary teachers to accept the ministry's latest pay offer.


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