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Fees free – student numbers jump in regions but falls flat elsewhere

Student numbers have jumped at three regional polytechnics - but the Government's fees-free policy appears to have had no impact on universities, wānanga or apprenticeships.

Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides career pathway

A new Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides another career pathway for school leavers.

Editorial: NCEA needs to lift its standards in core subjects

NCEA should raise the bar for some but keep its benefits for other.

Will removing competitive funding damage polytechs?

The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.

Aspire scholarships – genuine opportunity or backhanded subsidy?

A scholarship scheme offering a small number of places at private schools has been axed by the government, drawing mixed reactions from the education sector.

NZ universities hold their own in global rankings

New Zealand’s eight universities have held their own in the recent university rankings with Auckland and Otago shining in particular.

Education Minister says change is coming for polytechs: ‘Status quo is not an option’

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is saying the "status quo is not an option" in the future of the country's polytech institutions.

Six NZ universities cut ties with law firm Russell McVeagh in wake of sexual...

All six of New Zealand's law schools have cut ties with Russell McVeagh in the wake of a series of accusations that paints a culture of sexual harassment as rife within the firm.

NZ universities secure top scores in the QS World University Rankings

New Zealand's universities have continued to place among the best around the globe.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools