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Sunday, August 18, 2019

PM Jacinda Ardern announces 600 school staff to support children with special learning needs

The Government will fund 600 dedicated staff in primary and secondary schools to support children with special learning needs such as dyslexia, autism, physical disabilities and behavioural problems.

NZ education becoming more equal as rich students slip more than poor students

New Zealand's education system has become slightly more equal, as academic performance by students from well-off families has slipped further than poorer students.

“Perhaps now is the time to include our gifted”: praise for Learning Support Plan

Professionals are pleased to see gifted education included in the Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan.

All kids to be screened for dyslexia, giftedness and other learning needs

All children will be screened for dyslexia, giftedness and other special learning needs and recorded in a national database, under a new Government plan.

How our brain learns

In this, the fourth of Mark Treadwell’s series of articles, we look at how the brain learns and what this means for modern teaching and learning.

Families to have direct access pathway to residential special schooling

A new direct-access pathway for students to attend residential special schools will be available later this year.Following the decision to keep Salisbury School open, Education Minister Chris Hipkins asked the Ministry of Education to...

Addressing social challenges in education remains our biggest priority

Addressing the social and cultural challenges confronting our education system is still top of the list before any real traction can be made with other issues begging for educators’ attention. That was one of the main messages to emerge from the Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week.

Counsellors welcome free counselling pilot for 18-25 year olds

Mental health providers are encouraged to put forward innovative bids to run a pilot programme to provide free counselling for 18 to 25 year olds as part of new Government initiative.

$23m funding for rebuild of two special schools

Two special schools will be rebuilt at a cost of $23 million, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin has announced.

Calls to improve gifted education

This week is Gifted Awareness Week, and organisations, students, teachers and families are eager to hear how the Coalition Government will deliver on its promises to improve gifted education in New Zealand.


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Students’ international STEM project brings global citizenship to life

In 2018, four students from the Accelerator STEM Programme at Ormiston Junior College travelled to Honolulu, Hawai’i as part of a project investigating ancient...

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Sponsored: Students keen to learn about money

Sponsored ArticleTeachers using the resources report their students are enthusiastic to learn about topics ranging from savings and debt to insurance and KiwiSaver.The government-funded...