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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.

At least 12 new schools planned for growing Auckland

Auckland will get at least 12 new schools in the next 12 years to cope with the region's fast-growing population.

A day in the life of a secondary teacher

Wellington Girls' College teacher Cameron Stewart outlines what his day at work on Wednesday 15 May entailed, in an effort to demonstrate the complexities and workload of a typical day in the life of a teacher.

Pay equity settlement announced for Ministry of Education support workers

The Government has announced today a pay equity settlement for 329 support workers who work with young children in early childhood and primary schools.

School could be to blame for adult illiteracy

People slipping through the cracks of the education system are being blamed for a high level of illiteracy in adults.

Better pay and conditions on the cards for home-based ECE teachers

The Government's review of home-based early childhood education includes a raft of proposed changes now open for consultation.

School survey finds high stress levels and staff struggles

The latest survey of schools by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research reflects some worrying trends for teachers and principals.

Allegations against Jamie Beaton’s $220m start-up Crimson Consulting to stay secret, court rules

By: Kirsty Johnson A raft of "potentially damaging allegations" against high-profile education start-up Crimson Consulting will be kept secret as it fights a messy court battle against a former employee. Crimson, founded by 22-year-old millionaire Jamie...

New tool recognises work-ready capabilities in secondary and tertiary students

Otago Polytechnic is introducing a tool that empowers learners to develop work-ready capabilities that employers are looking for – complementary to their academic achievements. Several schools, including Otago Girls’ High School, Otago Boys’ High School...

Far North intermediate school uses ‘forbidden’ name linked to child tragedy

A Far North school is under fire for naming a classroom after a tragedy in which multiple children died.

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