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Monday, September 24, 2018

New research shows boys do better at single-sex schools

New research shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools.

Rangitikei College scraps fees for Year 9 students

Rangitikei College will no longer ask parents to pay any fees for Year 9 students, including to take part in sports.

More jobs cut school transience to 10-year low

Children are staying in the same school more than at any time this decade because more of their parents have got jobs.

$47 million to be spent repairing Otumoetai College buildings

About $47 million will be spent repairing Otumoetai College buildings affected by weathertightness issues, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

Charter school hold-outs approved as state schools

All but perhaps one of the 13 charter schools set up by the National Government now look set to stay open in some form, after two more were approved today as special character state schools.

Auckland charter schools approved as designated character schools

After a lengthy wait, Villa Education Trust's charter schools have finally been approved to open as designated character schools next year.

$65m Government bailouts for Unitec and Whitireia polytechnics

The Government has announced a $65 million bailout for struggling Unitec and Whitireia polytechnics and a likely takeover of Whitireia and the Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec) by a state-appointed commissioner.

Hato Petera College supporters urge Education Minister Chris Hipkins to keep the school open

About 100 people at Northcote's embattled Hato Petera College have urged Education Minister Chris Hipkins to keep the school open.

Families to have direct access pathway to residential special schooling

A new direct-access pathway for students to attend residential special schools will be available later this year. Following the decision to keep Salisbury School open, Education Minister Chris Hipkins asked the Ministry of Education to...

Hipkins to hear last-ditch $47m bid to save Hato Petera College

Education Minister Chris Hipkins will hear a $47 million last-ditch bid to save Hato Petera College this week.


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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New STEM scholarships available for secondary students

BP has launched a new STEM scholarship programme for senior secondary students in celebration of its 25-year partnership with Young Enterprise.