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Friday, March 22, 2019

Teachers deregistered for almost 600 matters in past 5 years

Teachers have been struck off the teaching register for almost 600 matters in the past five years for offences ranging from dishonesty to sexual contact with students.

NCEA results – the wait is over

About 1.3 million personalised exam booklets have been marked after last year's exams with results out today!

Aussie teacher crisis matches New Zealand’s

New Zealand is not alone in its teacher crisis: hordes of disillusioned and burned-out teachers are fleeing the profession in Australia - with potentially damaging ramifications for the whole country.

Family First poll says children should not be taught that their gender can be...

The poll of 1000 people found 54 per cent did not believe that children should be taught that their gender can be changed through surgery and hormone treatment.

National’s Nikki Kaye to tour NZ over ‘serious concerns’ with Govt education reform

National's Nikki Kaye will hold 30 public meetings across the country early next year to engage with teachers and parents she believes remain ignorant of the radical reforms proposed in the Government's Tomorrow's Schools Review.

Hipkins makes decision on Victoria University of Wellington name change

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change.

ESOL funds cut riles principals

A cut to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) funding by the Ministry of Education has left school principals angry and scrambling to find ways to fund ESOL teachers they have already employed for 2019.

A way with numbers: catching up with Dr Jodie Hunter

Dr Jodie Hunter talks to journalist Jody Hopkinson about her philosophy for teaching maths, her research, her background, and her new appointment to the board of the New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER).

A boost for Reading Recovery teachers

Teachers in West Auckland will have easier access to specialist training to help struggling readers with the opening of Colwill School’s Reading Recovery Subcentre.

Big schools vow to resist ‘Stalinist’ school bureaucracy

Two of New Zealand's biggest schools are vowing to resist proposals to transfer powers over schools from boards of trustees to "bureaucrats".


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