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.
Mother of an autistic child believes having more school support will make huge difference.
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.