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Education Minister Chris Hipkins promises to reduce paperwork for teachers and principals

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has promised to scrap some official reporting requirements for teachers to reduce their workloads.

Auckland schools ‘could do better’ for Esol students, says ERO

Two out of five of Auckland schools and three out of five early childhood centres have been marked "could do better" for their non-English-speaking children.

Charter school parents protest outside PM’s office

Pro-charter school protesters are calling on PM Jacinda Ardern to keep them open.

Popular schools close doors to out-of-zone students

Some of Auckland's most popular high schools are closing their doors to out-of-zone students, signalling the beginning of the end of 30 years of fierce competition for student enrolments.

Wellington school to completely drop NCEA in favour of Cambridge exams

A private girls' school says it's the first in Wellington to drop NCEA assessments altogether in favour of another system.

5000 Kiwis have joined the Education Conversation – and more wanted

The Education Conversation initiative is off to a roaring start in the build-up to next month’s Education Summit events.

National Party push to get youth offenders back to school

The National Party has launched a private member's bill to get young offenders back to school.

Survey shows support for teacher pay rise in New Zealand

New research has shown strong public support for more government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs.

Teacher unions claim ‘public mandate to take action’ over big pay claims

More than 80 per cent of New Zealanders support pay rises for teachers, a new survey shows.

$200m in school buildings unusable, will have to be demolished

At least $200m in school buildings are not fit for purpose and will have to be knocked down, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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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