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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – it’s time to make every child matter!

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) Kathy Wolfe is calling on political parties to address key policies involving early childhood education.

Opinion: Education Minister Nikki Kaye – moving towards a digitally fluent future

Minister of Education Nikki Kaye says the new digital technologies curriculum is "ground breaking".

Opinion: Briar Lipson – What is the evidence on Inquiry Learning?

Despite little evidence of impact, Inquiry Learning is at the heart of New Zealand’s curriculum. One of seven values it encourages in students, inquiry also crops up in the titles of six of the 25...

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...

Opinion: Chris Hipkins – Let’s not stifle good teachers

Labour Education Spokesperson CHRIS HIPKINS says we should be allowing teachers to flourish, not stifling them with standardisation.

Opinion: Dr Stuart Middleton – the stubborn statistics

DR STUART MIDDLETON says we should look to non-English speaking countries for ways to form better pathways from secondary school into tertiary education and vocational training.

Opinion: Charter schools – the case for

New Zealand charter schools are achieving extraordinary things despite their tiny scale, says ALWYN POOLE, academic manager at Mt Hobson Middle School. The main challenge is that opposition to the sector and governmental indifference is stalling growth just as it’s gaining traction.

Opinion: Flying the nest – what kohanga taught me

Ngaa Rauuira Pumanawawhiti says kohanga reo taught him a way of seeing the world

Opinion: Papaarangi Reid – Waikato Uni plan to train Maori for GP work is...

Papaarangi Reid: Waikato Uni plan to train Maori for GP work is discriminatory

Tom Nicholson: Zero to hero – why spelling still matters in the digital age

Recently I gave a talk to parents about phonics. It was called Zero to Hero, and I explained that phonics could help children who struggle with reading and writing by showing them how to crack the code.


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...