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Editorial: NCEA needs to lift its standards in core subjects

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

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.

Kavanagh College introduces agribusiness as subject

The introduction of agribusiness as a subject at Kavanagh College signals "exciting times" in education.

‘Hand-to-mouth’ Grammar School needs donations

Auckland Grammar School headmaster Tim O'Connor says his school "couldn't operate as we do" without a donation of $1225 a year from parents.

Wanganui Collegiate overcomes financial difficulties

Wanganui Collegiate School was more than $320,000 in debt at the end of 2016, and the auditor-general had issues with its banking arrangements and unauthorised borrowing.

NZQA scholarship results released for students

Results for the 2017 New Zealand Scholarships have been released.

Basketball poised to slam dunk rugby and netball as top school sport

Traditional powerhouses netball and rugby are under threat as the most popular sports at New Zealand secondary schools, with basketball poised to dunk them both.

Scots College opens doors to senior girls from 2020

Girls are now welcome at a prestigious Wellington boys' school.

The end of NCEA as we know it?

The Government’s review of NCEA is set to address the impact of over-assessment on students and teachers.

Language no barrier for some schools

Kawerau's Tarawera High School will be offering Mandarin as a subject choice for the third year in 2018.
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