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Level 1 NCEA maths exam gets fail mark from teachers

Exasperated maths teachers are drafting a letter of complaint after a major exam left baffled students facing questions they had little chance of answering.

Sector welcomes changes to immigration policies affecting international students

After opposition to immigration policies affecting the post-study work rights of international students, the Government has revised policy settings - although the Opposition says damage has already been done.

Anger over sale of Victoria University’s Karori campus

The sale of Victoria University's Karori campus has become embroiled in controversy.

Primary teachers and principals reject Ministry of Education’s latest offer

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".

Principals concerned with pupils’ energy levels and behaviour

Rotorua primary school principals are increasingly concerned about the video game Fortnite as it affects some pupils' school work.

Early childhood centre numbers in Tauranga soar, as teacher shortage bites

A perfect storm is brewing in Tauranga's early childhood sector as new childcare centre growth surges and a teacher shortage bites.

Majority of public support more money for students

The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA) is heartened that a majority of polled Kiwis support lifting the amount of financial assistance that's made available to tertiary students. 

More action needed on balance between student well-being and learning: NZCER

A recent survey canvassing primary and intermediate schools demonstrates that the message is getting through: student well-being, behaviour, and learning are closely linked.

Young WelTec carpentry graduate aims to inspire more wahine into the trades

WelTec carpentry graduate, Sarah Clark, wants to start a company that champions female tradies. Sarah (left) is currently employed by Tonks Residential, a local construction company, as an apprentice builder. Sarah was introduced to the company...

Design blamed for leaks in Christchurch school

Design flaws are believed to be responsible for leaks in the six-year-old $4 million Burnside High School art and technology block.

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