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New drug trial in Auckland could make life easier for autistic children

Two new drugs being trialled in Auckland could help autistic youngsters focus better at school, interact with others more comfortably and hold down a job, researchers are hoping.

New initiative fosters diversity in STEM

An innovative new pilot scheme at Taupo’s Tauhara College could see more Maori females pursuing successful careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Student-led signing club creates inclusion

A student-led sign language club is helping Wellington students communicate while also raising awareness of one of New Zealand’s three official languages.

‘It just hasn’t worked’ – Minister Tracey Martin admits funding boost for early intervention...

Preschoolers with disabilities or development problems are waiting more than 100 days to get extra help - despite the Government's commitment to cut wait times for support a year ago.

IHC pushes for education law reform

As consultation closes for the Tomorrow's Schools review, IHC says widespread transformation and increased investment in the education system will ensure better outcomes for all students.

The Paper Doll Project – why the Christchurch mosque shootings won’t define Kiwi values

Two Bay of Plenty siblings are eager for other Kiwi kids to support them in demonstrating, with each different paper doll, that Aotearoa New Zealand is a place of diversity and acceptance. They want schools and families to send in their paper doll chains to form a single long, colourful chain representing harmony between cultures.

New funding for gifted children announced by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

The Government has announced a $1.27 million funding package for gifted children.

Cultural diversity role brings communities together

One Christchurch high school has created a coordinated approach to inclusion by appointing a cultural diversity facilitator to help bring the school’s communities together.

School creates natural fit for students

Supporting students with disabilities to accomplish their goals, Hillcrest High School’s Physical Assistance Centre in Hamilton is “an everyday part of the school culture”.

Spotlight on RTLBs – Making changes that work

John McRae speaks to a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour to get a better insight into the vital work they carry out in Kiwi schools.
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