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Preschoolers creating music and art on tablets before they can write

Kiwi preschoolers are creating music and art on touchscreen tablets well before they can write, a new study has found.

Students who die early 100 times more likely to have been expelled from school...

A three-part series starting today investigates how our schools are struggling to cope with kids who are "wired differently". The effects of education failure can be lifelong - and even fatal.

Unicef ranks NZ education among world’s most unequal for boys and girls

A Unicef study has found that New Zealand's education system is one of the most unequal in the world - especially between boys and girls.

Teacher aides, trainees earn less than minimum wage, NZEI survey says

Some teacher aides and trainee teachers in early childhood centres are being paid less than the minimum wage, a survey has found.

Play-based therapy effective for Kiwi kids with autism

A form of play-based therapy may be effective for New Zealand children with autism, according to new research.

Children with higher amounts of screen time have far worse cognitive skills

Children who spend more than two hours a day looking at a screen have worse memory, language skills and attention span, a landmark study has found.

New research shows boys do better at single-sex schools

New research shows that over the period from 2013 to 2016, young men from single sex boys’ schools have gained NCEA qualifications, University Entrance and New Zealand Scholarship passes in greater proportions than their counterparts at co-educational schools.

Schools need national health food policy, researchers say

Schools around the country should operate under a national health food policy to combat diet-related diseases, Otago researchers say.

Research shows fewer Kiwi men are reading

A new survey shows continued drop in New Zealanders' reading habits and fuels concerns about boys' reading.

Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako: a vehicle for sustained, networked improvement?

Dr Nina Hood looks at the potential for Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako (CoLs) to drive system-wide improvement and innovation.
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