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Tomorrow’s Schools reform: School principals unite to fight ‘hub’ takeover

A plan for regional "hubs" to take powers from elected school boards of trustees faces a growing backlash, with two groups of schools uniting to fight it.

Female teacher’s registration cancelled after Tribunal rules on sex act with student

A high school teacher has been censured after it was found she performed oral sex on a senior student.

Slip-ups force three schools to rerun board elections

Administrative slip-ups have forced three Auckland schools to rerun elections for their boards of trustees. The reruns come on top of extensions of time that the Ministry of Education granted to at least 54 schools...

Kiwi kids’ vocab gaps a concern

A new study published in the Journal of Child Language looked at the language skills of more than 6000 New Zealand two-year-olds and found some concerning gaps.

Scrapping deciles will bring culture change: Education Minister Nikki Kaye

Scrapping the decile system as early as 2019 will help bring in a "culture change" and reduce the likelihood that parents mistakenly avoid a local school, Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

School support staff begin meetings for new collective agreement

School support staff begin two weeks of nationwide paid union meetings to discuss plans for upcoming collective agreement negotiations, with pay equity settlements high on the agenda as well.

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive.

Teacher shortage still critical in provincial areas

The teacher shortage has eased slightly in Auckland, but is still critical in some provincial areas such as Northland, Waikato and Hawke's Bay. One in seven Auckland schools - 82 out of 553 - were...

New funding for gifted children announced by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

The Government has announced a $1.27 million funding package for gifted children.

Teachers’ strike postponed after Christchurch mosque attacks

A national teachers' strike which had been pencilled in for April 3 has been postponed because of the Christchurch mosque attacks.


PLD that works using CORE’s Theory of Action

Sponsored article  With a vision for “An equitable and thriving Aotearoa through learning”, CORE Education | Tātai Aho Rau is on a mission to push...