With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
Education is one of our most critical sectors, and it is hardly surprising, therefore, that education policies and practices are often among the most controversial.
External exams would be scrapped for the first year of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) under proposals unveiled today.
With Budget Day tomorrow, there are calls from the education sector to properly resource special education so that schools are not forced to make impossible decisions about which children to help. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.
Almost 9000 people so far have taken part in an online "education conversation" aimed at developing "an ensuring 30-year approach to education" that will survive political changes.
Education promises likely to be met in Budget but squeeze may go on future spending.
A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.
The new group appointed to guide the reform of New Zealand’s education system has been given the brief to hold the government accountable to what people are saying.