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Whangārei hub brings together 44 schools, 600 teachers to improve education

An initiative aiming to improve education for thousands of Whangārei students will bring together 600 teachers and 44 schools.

Building entrepreneurship into the curriculum

Jamie Banks believes enterprise systems would help bring meaning to learning for many students.

All kids learn differently

Jennifer Thomas discusses the benefits of alternative learning methods

Participating in national study opens window into curriculum for teachers

Teacher assessors are integral to the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement. As well as playing a vital role in the project, teachers who participate often experience professional learning benefits.

NZQA and SoNET working to deliver digital NCEA examinations

NZQA has partnered with SoNET to help deliver NCEA examinations online.

Tomorrow’s Schools Review: All you need to know about the proposed education shake-up

The Tomorrow's Schools Taskforce report includes recommendations for major change.

Floating classroom helps connect to whakapapa

Students in Gisborne are reconnecting with their identity, language and culture with the help of a ‘floating classroom’ through a partnership between the local community and schools in the Tairāwhiti region.

‘No rush into NCEA changes’ – Education Minister Chris Hipkins

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says there is still no agreement on how to change the senior school exam system and it will not change before 2020 "at the earliest".

Teacher’s YouTube channel takes the jargon out of assessment language

If the thought of deciphering your child’s report gives you a headache and you don’t know your 4b for reading from your 2a, 2b or 2p in maths, a new YouTube channel explaining assessment language could be for you.

NCEA workload – the elephant in the classroom

Submissions on the NCEA Review have just closed, but do the ‘Big Opportunities’ outlined by the review really address the workloads caused by NCEA? Soumya Bhamidipati talks to a teacher and student about their thoughts on workload, assessment and the way we learn and teach.
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