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Monday, June 17, 2019

ChalkTalks Panellist Q&A: Karen Spencer

Education Central asks Wellington High School deputy principal Karen Spencer about her views on the Tomorrow's Schools review in the run-up to the Chalk Talks panel discussion on the review.

School divide may force compromise on radical shakeup

Radical plans to end New Zealand's system of self-governing schools are opposed by almost half of all school boards, judging by an initial sampling.

Epic battle starts over Tomorrow’s Schools reforms

In the Weekend Herald's survey, schools are split on whether the funding changes proposed in the taskforce report will benefit their pupils.

ChalkTalks Panellist Q&A: Peter O’Connor

Education Central asks Professor Peter O'Connor from The University of Auckland's Faculty of Education and Social Work about his views on the Tomorrow's Schools review in the run-up to the Chalk Talks panel discussion on the review.

Boards of trustees unfairly criticised in Tomorrow’s Schools report

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) has rushed to the defence of school boards of trustees saying the Tomorrow’s Schools review report has focused on the criticisms of boards rather than the positives.

What does the sector think of Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce recommendations?

The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce is proposing significant changes to the way New Zealand schools are run, governed, and managed. Education Central takes stock of the reactions to the recommendations on the table.

‘Stalinist’ or ‘exciting’: Battle begins over radical school reforms

Battle lines are drawn over a proposed radical shake-up of the education system which has brought excited praise from liberals but condemnation as "Stalinist" from more traditional schools.

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.

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.


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Hit or miss? A quick look at the fees-free policy

In the first of a two-part series on the fees-free policy, Roger Smyth crunches the numbers to look at whether the Government got it right or wrong with its fees-free policy.


Sponsored: How to choose a quality early learning centre for your...

Choosing an early childhood education centre is a big decision, and as new parents you might have many questions about it. By Michela Homer, BestStart Regional Education Leader.