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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

Pasifika and Māori maths research honoured

Massey University mathematics education specialists have won a major award for their research in designing new teaching methods to improve Pasifika and Māori student achievement.

Treaty of Waitangi claim made against closing charter schools

Two leading Māori educators yesterday lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim alleging that the Government closing charter schools will disproportionately affect Māori who make up the majority of charter school students.

Māori and Pasifika principals report discrimination

Principal associations are calling for action after a new survey released today shows Māori and Pasifika school leaders have experienced discrimination at work.

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Former Pacific Affairs Minister Winnie Laban becomes Dame

Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and the Pacific community

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Carol Ann Ngawati appointed ONZM

Carol Ngawati says the achievements she has made throughout her life have always been for the betterment and wellness of Māori.

Record numbers join in Pink Shirt Day today

This year’s Pink Shirt Day has a specific Māori and Pasifika community focus.
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