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A step in the right direction for ECE – but more steps needed

The early childhood education (ECE) sector welcomes a funding increase but says it isn’t nearly enough to provide a quality service.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – Men in ECE

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Kathy Wolfe says men play a vital role in early childhood education and we must normalise ECE teaching as a valid, viable and valuable career for both men and women.

Budget 2018: More specialist help for preschoolers with special needs

A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

High school students call for life lessons, not just academic subjects

School students at an education summit are calling for schools that are more relevant to their lives - not just academic learning.

Half of early childhood teachers experiencing harm, new ChildForum report finds

Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.

Opinion: Stuart McCutcheon – What’s really hurting our universities

Stuart McCutcheon says professors are missing the mark on what's hurting universities.

Warning against relying on Reading Recovery for struggling readers – ERO

Teachers are being warned not to rely on Reading Recovery for struggling young readers because it probably doesn't work, a new report says.

Kiwi students buck trends to gain entry to world’s top universities

Kiwi students gain entry into world's top universities in spite of record-low acceptance rates.

Ministry accused of ‘putting commercial interests first’

An early childhood advocacy group says the Ministry of Education is "putting commercial interests first" by delaying a report on complaints against early childhood services.

Early learning gets ready for shake-up

Details of the Early Learning Strategic Plan have been announced today by Education Minister Chris Hipkins and welcomed by the early childhood education (ECE) sector.
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