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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NCEA online exam programme expands this year

Based on feedback for the pilot NCEA online exams, NZQA is ramping up its digital exam programme this year.

Primary teachers to vote on new offers this week

Primary teachers and principals begin online voting today on whether to accept the latest offers from the Ministry of Education.

Universities call for more effective regulation of social media platforms

In the two weeks following the Christchurch attacks, New Zealand's eight universities ceased advertising through Facebook and other social media platforms to emphasise the need for more regulation and responsiveness.

Outspoken Northland principal Pat Newman joins Teaching Council

Northland principal Pat Newman, who recently described child restraint rules as "barmy", will now help set the rules as a member of the Teaching Council.

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.

My Future, Your Mess

Jody Hopkinson talks to students who attended one of the climate change student protests held all over New Zealand last week.

The Paper Doll Project – why the Christchurch mosque shootings won’t define Kiwi values

Two Bay of Plenty siblings are eager for other Kiwi kids to support them in demonstrating, with each different paper doll, that Aotearoa New Zealand is a place of diversity and acceptance. They want schools and families to send in their paper doll chains to form a single long, colourful chain representing harmony between cultures.

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.

Nearly half of Kiwi students believe climate change is an ‘urgent problem’

Nearly half of Kiwi students taking part in a nationwide in-school census believe that climate change "is an urgent problem that needs to be managed now".

Teaching Council elections open

Teachers from across the education system can choose who will represent them on their professional body, as voting opens for the Teaching Council elections.


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Opinion: Peter Lyons – The downside of uber parenting

Peter Lyons says real resilience is shaped by real hardship, something that many parents of today try and circumvent for their children.


Sponsored: Forming habits of a lifetime – getting food right at...

Education Central asks the team at Heart Foundation’s Fuelled4life why it’s so important to get food right for children during their busy day at school and pre-school.