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Drastic changes for polytechs and ITOs

Today’s vocational education reform announcements spell major change and disruption for New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).

ChalkTalks Panellist Q&A: Lynda Stuart

Education Central asks NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart about her views on the Tomorrow's Schools review in the run-up to the Chalk Talks panel discussion on the review.

Battle over school reforms begins this week as 70 public meetings begin

A national battle over proposed radical changes to the school system kicks off this week with the first of more than 70 public meetings.

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.
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