Education Minister Chris Hipkins has declined Victoria University of Wellington Council’s application for a legal name change.
The Government is potentially spending up to $53 million a year on its flagship fees-free policy for students who have either withdrawn from or failed tertiary courses.
The Government is almost doubling a tax on international student fees for private tertiary providers, but has signalled that the tax could be tied to the quality of education in future.
Tertiary students have welcomed the release of He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.
Primary and intermediate teachers and principals have "overwhelmingly" rejected the Government's latest pay offer saying it will not fix the industry's staffing "crisis".
Four out of five Kiwi students are entering high school below the expected curriculum level in science.
The Ministry of Education is questioning the credibility of the senior school assessment system after finding that students are two to three times more likely to get "excellence" grades if they are internally assessed - by their own teachers.
Everyone in the early childhood sector will be encouraged by Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ recently announced plan for students under six, which emphasises more and better qualified teachers. What’s less clear is whether young learners with acute additional needs figure as prominently as they should in his forward planning. By Jaylan Boyle.