Arriving in New Zealand as a former refugee is often a shock to the system and being introduced to schooling for the first time can be a big challenge. For two years a primary school in Dunedin has been helping former refugee students settle into their new lives.
A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.
At just eighteen years old, Hastings teacher aide, Willa Sophia Maguire-Harbrow, is doing amazing work supporting children with special needs at Kōwhai Special School.
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.
One of the country's biggest health initiatives isn't picking up serious problems and could actually widen the rich-poor divide.
Those who went through primary school 30 or more years ago probably have no idea what classrooms are like today.
The final part of our three-part series on children who are "wired differently" asks: How can we do better?
Scientists have found that some people's brains really are "wired differently" from others. Part two of a three-part series on why our schools are struggling to cope with children who are wired differently.
A three-part series starting today investigates why schools are struggling to cope with kids who are "wired differently". Tomorrow we report on the brain science of learning differences, and on Wednesday we ask how we could do better.