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$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.

Learning Support the winner of the education budget

Schools are pleased with the increase in funding across five learning support initiatives.

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Harnessing the power of iwi-school partnerships – one community’s experience

JUDE BARBACK looks at how the partnership between a group of schools and its local Māori community is making a real difference to Māori students’ achievement and to the schools’ culturally responsive practices.

New school will cater for blind students

A new Pukekohe West primary school will include a unit for blind and low-vision students.

Celebrating diversity in our schools

Today is New Zealand Census Day 2018. This year's census is likely to find New Zealand society is becoming increasingly diverse. RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at what New Zealand schools are doing to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

Doing something about dyslexia

The Government is poised to make changes to provide better screening and support for children with dyslexia, reports JODY HOPKINSON.

Inclusive education – where are we going wrong?

New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.

NCEA review picking up pace

Education Minister CHRIS HIPKINS says the NCEA review is an opportunity to improve the assessment system.
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