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ERO, NZQA and intermediate schools could be disestablished under Tomorrow’s Schools Review

A new report recommending significant changes to education in New Zealand has just been released - its findings could mean the biggest changes in 30 years.

Rethinking learning support

The Government has announced funding for 600 new learning support coordinators (LSCs) to focus on students with complex needs. What does this mean for our children, our schools – and our future? Might it bring us a step closer towards equity and excellence in education? By Anna Clements.

Minister moves to cut red tape in schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announces a “genuine and serious attempt to cut unnecessary red tape” in schools so teachers can get on with teaching and principals with leading.

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.

Doing it once, doing it right: Reducing NCEA overassessment

Secondary school students in New Zealand undergo multiple assessments to obtain an NCEA qualification. Soumya Bhamidipati talks to Principal Maurie Abraham about what it would mean to have a singular assessment at the end of a student’s educational journey instead.

NCEA debate uncovers much broader discussion

Education Central follows up with several panellists from Education Central’s Chalk Talk panel discussion on the NCEA Review.

The case for a new education system design

Visiting American educator Laura McBain says we need to explore how best to support educators using a new education system design. By Rebekah Fraser.

Rich debate around the future of NCEA

Education Central’s first ChalkTalk on the NCEA Review proved a great success.

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’.

Charter school approved to stay open as integrated school

A charter school set up by the Manukau Urban Māori Authority when Willie Jackson was its chief executive has been approved to become a state-integrated school.
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