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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.

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.

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