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Friday, May 25, 2018

Budget “a minimal patch-up” for underfunded schooling sector

Teachers hoped to see a more significant increase in operational funding and moves to address the teacher shortage in this year’s Budget.

Fees-free at expense of quality post-school education and training

Tertiary education organisations, industry training providers and students are nervous that the fees-free policy has come at the expense of funding quality post-secondary education and training programmes.

A step in the right direction for ECE – but more steps needed

The early childhood education (ECE) sector welcomes a funding increase but says it isn’t nearly enough to provide a quality service.

Record numbers join in Pink Shirt Day today

This year’s Pink Shirt Day has a specific Māori and Pasifika community focus.

EGGS issues warning to parents before new episodes of 13 Reasons Why

Auckland school, Epsom Girls Grammar School, is warning parents about today's release of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, saying it will likely raise the issue of suicide among students who watch.

First charter school to make the switch

The first of 11 charter schools has been given the green light to become a designated character school – but some of the other charter schools are fuming about the way the process has been handled.

Bullying-Free Week starts with the launch of ‘Oat the Goat’

A unique digital animation by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin launched today which aims to teach children about empathy and acceptance.

Special education, conservation tipped for extra funding in Budget

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to make a major Budget announcement tomorrow to boost funding for special education.

Protecting Teacher Title Bill is withdrawn

New Zealand First List MP Jenny Marcroft has requested the withdrawal of her member’s bill, the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill, saying it is no longer necessary.

Plans afoot to fix long-term teacher shortage

Education Minister Chris Hipkins outlines plans to “clear the clutter” so that teachers can get on with the job – just one part of a wider strategy to improve the teaching profession and fix the looming teacher shortage.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools