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.
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.
Professionals are pleased to see gifted education included in the Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan.
All children will be screened for dyslexia, giftedness and other special learning needs and recorded in a national database, under a new Government plan.
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 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.
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.