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Friday, May 25, 2018

Minister dismissive of “glowing” charter schools report

Charter school advocates are frustrated at the Education Minister's refusal to acknowledge the positive points made by students and parents about charter schools in a recently released report.

Schools move to exclude kids from new ‘affordable’ housing zone

Two Auckland schools have changed their enrolment zones to exclude students from a new affordable housing development while a third is consulting with the community on a similar move.

Tomorrow’s Schools review taskforce appointed

Education Minister says the Tomorrow’s Schools review is “one of the earliest chances for all New Zealanders to give their thoughts and experiences of the schooling system”. Today he announced the taskforce for the review.

Top uni library cuts 45 jobs, more to come

Another 45 jobs being cut at Auckland University are "just the tip of the iceberg" to come, the Tertiary Education Union says.

First prosecution for falsifying student records

An international business school is facing the first criminal prosecution in New Zealand for allegedly falsifying student records.

Petition launched to improve reporting post-National Standards

Concerns that National Standards have not been replaced with a standardised system of reporting achievement have led to a petition.

Charter schools feel “totally in the dark” about transition process

Vanguard Military School’s application to become a school of designated character does not mean that the transition process is clear-cut for charter schools, with one provider claiming to be “totally in the dark”.

Mt Albert housing plan could triple school rolls in next few years

A development planting up to 4000 new-builds on Auckland's city-fringe is being celebrated for its potential to relieve housing pressures, but it could create growing pains for local schools.

Cheap flights blamed as school attendance drops to new low

School principals are blaming record-low school attendance rates on cheap air fares tempting families into taking more holidays in term time.

Teachers turn out at Whanganui East School

Teachers are fleeing the profession and fewer are lining up to take their place, in what their union is calling a crisis in education.

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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.

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