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Monday, March 8, 2021

Mike Hosking: With all the demand, how are our polytechs failing?

What the hell is going on with our polytechs?

Opinion: Malcolm Bell – What Tomorrow’s Schools was all about – an implementer’s...

Malcolm Bell says we don't want to recreate the former controlling education boards, which is how the proposed education hubs are in danger of being perceived.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – Kia Kaha te Reo Māori

Monday saw Wellington’s Lambton Quay come alive with a joyful parade celebrating Māori Language Week. Yet, when asked whether her government would make te Reo compulsory in schools Prime Minister Ardern dodged the question, explaining instead...

Opinion: Susan Bates – group size matters in ECE

Early childhood education advocate SUSAN BATES argues that group size in early childhood education settings has an impact on children's development.

Opinion: Kia King – proud to be ‘old school’ until ‘new school’ is proven...

Parent Kia King went on a quest to find robust evidence to support the benefits of innovative learning environments. Disillusioned by the lack of evidence forthcoming, she wrote the following submission to the Education Amendment Bill earlier this year.

A small glimpse into this teacher’s world: an open letter

Sacha Spurrier has lit up Facebook this week. In an open letter to David Seymour, this first year teacher shuts down why pay performance cannot be measured. Sacha passionately speaks up for herself and her profession and in doing so, shares a small glimpse into the world of fellow teachers across New Zealand.

A kiwi education: what our students really think

Education Review asks six new student leaders to reflect on their New Zealand education as they approach the end of their secondary schooling.

Te Reo week should evolve, says Whāngārei wānanga tutor

When people describe Te Reo Maori as a 'living language' it does not mean it has been saved from obscurity - it means it lives within the customs and culture that gave birth to it.

Opinion: Tracey Martin – raising the status of teachers

NZ First education spokesperson TRACEY MARTIN shares what drove her to write her Bill that is focused on raising the status of teachers. One of the greatest challenges to the New Zealand education system is that almost...

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE matters!

Chief executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) Peter Reynolds describes the recent media attack on early childhood education as “another example of ill-formed childcare centre-bashing”.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...