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