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Don’t be afraid to ask for help with new DT curriculum, says Ministry

REBEKAH FRASER find schools and teachers are faring well with the implementation of the new digital technologies curriculum, but the Education Ministry urges those who are struggling to ask for help.

Do Cambridge exams plug an NCEA-shaped hole?

As NCEA comes under scrutiny, Education Review questions whether Cambridge exams do a better job than our national school qualification at preparing our students for university study.

How important are school pools?

MELISSA WASTNEY asks how the phasing out of swimming pools in our schools is affecting young New Zealanders, and what is involved in keeping school pools open.

Too soon to declare qualifications dead

ROGER SMYTH tempers suggestions that qualifications are dead with some compelling evidence.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.

Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

Lynda Stuart: Now teachers can assess what children can do

As National Standards gets shown the door it's worth remembering what the world looked like eight years ago. Back then, parents weren't in the dark about their children's academic progress.

Sweeping changes to City College’s curriculum for 2018

Whanganui City College is scrapping its subject-based learning.

Is our main goal really to produce a generation of good spellers?

JAMES THOMLINSON, aka 'Mr T' discusses how the way writing is assessed forces teachers to put too much emphasis on aspects like spelling and punctuation.

Education needs to address rapid change

Chorus chief executive Kate McKenzie says New Zealand needs to change its education system to better prepare children for work.

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