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“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

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.

Decile funding changes must not be made in isolation

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.

NCEA reforms: external exams in Year 11 go, ‘pathway’ courses required at Levels 2...

External exams would be scrapped for the first year of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) under proposals unveiled today.

Educators don’t want to make ‘Sophie’s Choice’ decisions about which kids to help

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.

Education summit: What would you do as NZ education boss?

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.

Budget 2018: Election promises to be delivered, but pay hike headaches loom

Education promises likely to be met in Budget but squeeze may go on future spending.

Budget 2018: More specialist help for preschoolers with special needs

A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

“We intend to hold their feet to the fire” – new advisory group up...

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.

Protecting Teacher Title Bill is withdrawn

New Zealand First List MP Jenny Marcroft has requested the withdrawal of her member’s bill, the Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill, saying it is no longer necessary.
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