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New languages could be offered to all kids

Ex-education minister Nikki Kaye signs up sitting Minister Chris Hipkins to progress bill for teaching languages.

What does the sector think of Tomorrow’s Schools Taskforce recommendations?

The Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce is proposing significant changes to the way New Zealand schools are run, governed, and managed. Education Central takes stock of the reactions to the recommendations on the table.

“Teaching in New Zealand isn’t going to cut it financially”

Kiwi teacher Reuben Potaka says that while he misses teaching in New Zealand, thinking about what he will earn when he returns, in comparison to what he is earning teaching in Dubai, is “actually devastating”.

Immersion programme takes learning out of this world

Students at Oxford Area School had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a stellar learning experience during the school’s recent ‘Mars Week’.

‘Stalinist’ or ‘exciting’: Battle begins over radical school reforms

Battle lines are drawn over a proposed radical shake-up of the education system which has brought excited praise from liberals but condemnation as "Stalinist" from more traditional schools.

Sharing resources without breaking the law

A new resource aims to help teachers understand the basics of intellectual property rights and copyright licensing.

Tomorrow’s Schools Review: All you need to know about the proposed education shake-up

The Tomorrow's Schools Taskforce report includes recommendations for major change.

ERO, NZQA and intermediate schools could be disestablished under Tomorrow’s Schools Review

A new report recommending significant changes to education in New Zealand has just been released - its findings could mean the biggest changes in 30 years.

Calls to increase funding for school guidance counsellors

There are calls to increase funding for school guidance counsellors immediately following the release of the Mental Health Inquiry's report.

Standing tall

The recent launch of new te reo Māori curriculum resources has placed the spotlight squarely on a quiet Ngāi Tāmanuhiri kaumātua.
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