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$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.

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.

Parents frustrated about teacher’s baby in classroom but Kaitoke School says it has been...

A Whanganui school that allows a relief teacher to have her baby in the classroom while she teaches has angered some parents who say their children's learning is being neglected.

Teachers a step closer to a new Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

The passing of the second reading of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill means teachers are a step closer to directly electing representatives onto their own professional body.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

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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