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Teachers and principals agree to strike next month

Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.

Students welcome extension of student loan limits

The student loan cap extension for long undergraduate degrees will see more doctors, dentists, optometrists and vets finish their degrees.

Tertiary education funding increase “only a first step”

Tertiary education providers have welcomed a funding increase, and are pleased to hear that it is a starting point to help maintain the quality of tertiary education.

Fewer people eligible for fees-free study policy than first thought

The number of people theoretically eligible for the Government's fees-free policy has dropped 26,000 from the 80,000 it touted when it launched the policy in December last year.

Innovative new qualifications for sport and recreation leaders

Two new online qualifications help provide a new pathway for aspiring sport and recreation leaders.

Three specialist libraries to close at University of Auckland, 45 jobs to go

The University of Auckland will close three specialist libraries, with the loss of around 45 fulltime-equivalent staff.

ECE sector celebrates messy play

An early childhood education provider and training provider have collaborated to relaunch a new version of a popular book about messy play.

Opinion: Gus Gilmore – Polytechs need to get people into better jobs

Polytechs need to improve their training courses for the disadvantaged says Gus Gilmore.

MPs on Māori affairs select committee told not enough New Zealand history being taught...

Not enough New Zealand history is being taught in schools, MPs were told today by history teachers themselves.

“University is not the only option” – an on-the-job training success story

On-the-job training provides a good alternative to university study for many and is helping to plug skill shortages in many sectors.
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