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Auckland schools ask Government to walk the talk on te reo in schools

Auckland schools are calling on the Government to back a programme delivering te reo classes, saying they don't have the capacity to do it on their own.

Kupe Scholarships encourage Māori and Pacific students into teaching

Thirty highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers have been awarded prestigious Kupe Scholarships.The Scholarships aim to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to the teaching profession and support them to become inspiring teachers and role...

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.

Whakawhanaungatanga: redefining pastoral care

Reflecting on the recent Māori tertiary education hui, Tuia te ako, Turaukawa Bartlett said delegates discussed the need to re-situate Māori hauora as the fundamental element and pre-determinant to learning success.

Dr Lance O’Sullivan voices support for charter schools

Dr Lance O'Sullivan says it is a tragedy to see charter schools close when they are working so well for a large number of Maori and Pacific Island students.

Scholarship aims to get Māori students to world’s best universities

Applications are open for a scholarship for Māori students to gain admissions to top global universities.

Closure of charter schools “the biggest kick in the face” – school leader

As charter schools await the Education Ministry's decision this week on whether they will transition to schools of designated character, a Treaty of Waitangi claim is underway appealing against the lack of consultation regarding the closure of the charter schools.

New research pushes for progress for Māori and Pacific students

Team Solutions facilitators do more than apply the latest research from the University of Auckland; in many cases they are researchers themselves. This week we explore the work of three facilitators who are currently undertaking research into raising Māori and Pacific student achievement in schools.

Think tank to develop Māori education initiatives

Māori experts will meet today in Wellington to help realise the potential for two Māori education initiatives.

Literacy is a human right

A University of Canterbury researcher is positioning literacy as a human right linked with health and wellbeing
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