The summer school holidays would be shortened by up to two weeks under a proposal by a National Party list MP.
Traditional six-monthly school reports to parents may be axed in a revamped school curriculum with more localised teaching topics.
In case you missed it, have a listen to Claire Amos and Steve Mouldey's podcast which gives a 'once over lightly' look at the recommendations of the Tomorrow's School Review.
New Zealand First will be the only party in Parliament to oppose legislation which would promote teaching children a second language in school.
Former Minister and current National education spokesperson Nikki Kaye tells JAYLAN BOYLE she wants to reach across party lines to progress her Strengthening Second Language Learning Bill, which she also believes will realise universal access to te reo Māori at primary and intermediate level.
With a major review of Tomorrow’s Schools underway, school governance is in for a shake-up. But what will change look and feel like for New Zealand schools and their communities? JUDE BARBACK considers shared governance, parental input and other possibilities that could deliver more collaboration and less competition between schools.
Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.