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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.

Opinion: Lisa Emerson – Hidden in plain sight: secondary school library services

Lisa Emerson voices concerns about the positioning of libraries and librarians in New Zealand secondary schools.

High school students call for life lessons, not just academic subjects

School students at an education summit are calling for schools that are more relevant to their lives - not just academic learning.

Comps and resources galore for eco-friendly schools

A range of gardening and environmental competitions and initiatives are currently open to New Zealand schools that are keen to take advantage of programmes promoting a sustainable and healthy approach to life.

Huge subject gaps in NCEA pass rates stun teachers

Language students are almost five times as likely as home sciences to achieve excellence.

New NCEA report: “We should be weighing credits – not counting them”

The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.

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.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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