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Avondale College student named best in world at PowerPoint

A 15-year-old Auckland student beat over 760,000 competitors to become Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion for PowerPoint

Dilworth School seeks benefactor to start girls’ school

New Zealand's wealthiest school, Dilworth, is looking for a new benefactor to open a school for girls.

MPs on Māori affairs select committee told not enough New Zealand history being taught...

Not enough New Zealand history is being taught in schools, MPs were told today by history teachers themselves.

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.

“We make our own light” – how one school is closing the gap

Massey High School principal Glen Denham talks to JUDE BARBACK about what it’s going to take to close the gap in our education system.

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.
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