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Out of the mouths of babes

In a world first, a group of national and international researchers, gathered by Professor Janet Gaffney at the University of Auckland, has begun a collaboration they hope will add significant research to the crucial...

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Let’s stop kidding our young people

I am teaching the macro economic part of my course to my students. Macro economics is about the entire economy. It's big picture stuff about economic growth, employment, incomes and inflation. Macro economics is...

Opinion: Peter O’Connor – Why are we not resourcing all teachers to be creatives?

Why do I feel a little sick in my stomach, rather than excited, about the newly announced government initiative, Creatives in Schools? The word creative is an adjective, it describes a process where novel,...

Opinion: Steve Mouldey – Education for the age of innovation

Steve Mouldey, principal of AGE School, says if the world has changed dramatically and the future is in the hands of our children, then why are we still educating them in models from our past?

Opinion: Graham Foster – Solving the collective contracts with both eyes on the future

Graham Foster reflects on what agreement between the Government and teacher unions could look like.

Teachers on strike: A day in the life of a primary school educator

I can understand why teachers are leaving writes primary school educator Carl Pynenburg.

Opinion: Jeremy Baker – NCEA changes far from conservative

Chair of the NCEA Review Ministerial Advisory Group, Jeremy Baker says the changes for NCEA are future-focused and innovative – and anything but traditionalist.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Disappointment for Teachers

Villa Education Trust's Alwyn Poole believes there is a better way forward for teachers than taking strike action.

Opinion: Andrew King – Why the Budget is a “slap in the face” for...

Andrew King is Principal of Oropi School, a decile 9 school in the Bay of Plenty. Here, he outlines why the Budget announcement to fund decile 1-7 schools $150 per child in lieu of parental donations disadvantages many decile 8-10 schools.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – The misshapen horse of NCEA

NZ Initiative Research Fellow Briar Lipson discusses the recent NCEA Change Package announcement.
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