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School choice set to tighten as population squeezes school rolls

School choice is set to tighten across Auckland as new housing developments force more schools to close their doors against out-of-zone families. A National Education Growth Plan unveiled yesterday says enrolment schemes will be required...

School bars students from ball unless they pay subject fees

A school which has barred students from its school ball until they pay subject fees has been contacted by the Ministry of Education after complaints that the move may have breached official rules. Te Kauwhata...

A day in the life of a secondary teacher

Wellington Girls' College teacher Cameron Stewart outlines what his day at work on Wednesday 15 May entailed, in an effort to demonstrate the complexities and workload of a typical day in the life of a teacher.

Closing the digital skills gap – school-industry partnership programme launches in NZ

A bold new partnership between schools, tertiary education and industry has been launched in New Zealand by IBM to address the digital skills shortage and provide technology-related career pathways for students.

PPTA announces another date for possible secondary school teachers strike

Secondary teachers have set a date for national action if negotiations on pay aren't resolved.

Four out of five NZ kids behind in science when they start high school

Four out of five Kiwi students are entering high school below the expected curriculum level in science.

Education Ministry questions NCEA’s credibility – internal assessment seen as ‘easier’

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.

Mind the gap: intermediates versus middle schools

Intermediate schools are a uniquely Kiwi tradition that is almost a century old. But are they being gradually replaced by the Australian-style middle school? Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Mother petitions for new high school in Ōmokoroa

A Whakamārama mother has started a petition to convince the Ministry of Education to build a new secondary school in Ōmokoroa.

Chalktalks: Meet our new panellist, Dr Melinda Webber

Education Central is delighted to introduce Dr Melinda Webber as our newest panel member for our first ChalkTalks panel discussion, ‘Under the Microscope: The NCEA Review’.
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