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New scheme will help NEETs gain employment and qualifications

The new Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme will encourage employers to take on young people on a benefit and help them work towards a Level 4 qualification.

Industries are “ready to go” with micro-credentials

Industries are welcoming the Government's announcement that micro-credentials will be recognised as part of New Zealand's qualifications system as they will help fill skill-driven shortages in the workplace.

Firearm policy guidelines released for schools

Guidelines for schools developing a firearms policy have been released today.

Charter schools in shock over delayed decision

While six more charter schools have been approved to become designated character schools, the Education Minister's deferral in making a decision on the remaining charter schools has come as a "massive shock" to the schools' communities.

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.

Online NCEA exams get funding boost

The extra funding from Government will help NZQA meet their 2020 goal of having NCEA exams online.

Select committee hears arguments for and against charter schools

Submissions on the Education Amendment Bill regarding the removal of charter schools and National Standards were heard by the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.

Teachers to vote over latest pay offer or to take industrial action

The country's teachers are set to vote on whether to accept a Government pay offer or take widespread industrial action.

What do you think about Tomorrow’s Schools?

The public is urged to have their say as consultation opens for the Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Review group quietly appointed on replacing National Standards

The Government has set up an advisory group to replace National Standards in schools – but has kept it quiet, apparently because of public criticism of the proliferation of policy review groups.
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