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Will Hipkins’ teacher shortage solutions be “a shot in the arm to our schools”?

While the education sector is pleased to see the teacher shortage acknowledged by Government, many are frustrated that the solutions announced do not address the underlying causes of the shortage.

Secondary schools need more support for student wellbeing

New research shows that New Zealand secondary schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.

Research in New Zealand continues to strengthen

The interim results of the 2018 Quality Evaluation ( a major component of the Performance-Based Research Fund) have been released, with more than half the researcher portfolios receiving the highest categories possible.

Mental health support for all Year 1-8 kids in Canterbury

Every child in Canterbury’s primary and intermediate schools now has access to mental health and wellbeing support through their local school thanks to the Government’s Mana Ake programme.

NCEA pass rates drop slightly and ethnic gaps worsen

Senior school exam pass rates have dropped slightly, despite record proportions of students in their last two years of school actually sitting the exams.

One in three high-school students spends too much time on social media

One in three New Zealand high-school students say they spend too much time on social media, the latest results of a nationwide survey reveal.

Scholarship supports Maori students to gain admission to top global universities

Applications are open for the Te Ara a Kupe Beaton Scholarship, which provides five students with $100K of education and mentoring support for third consecutive year.

Boosting oracy at Burnside

With 70 per cent of their new entrants starting school lacking basic oracy skills, the teachers at Burnside Primary knew something had to be done.

90 Kiwibots head to US for Robotics World Championships

Ninety robotics students between the ages of 11 and 18, and their support teams, have headed to Louisville, Kentucky, this week for the VEX Robotics World Championships, the biggest and fastest growing youth robotics competition in the world.

Innovative assessment scheme enhances learning

Research into a ground-breaking new assessment scheme for high school students aims to boost achievement and help students and their families better understand the learning experience.
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