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Secondary schools need more support for student wellbeing

New research shows that New Zealand secondary schools feel under pressure to meet the increasingly complex needs of students, including mental health issues.

Research in New Zealand continues to strengthen

The interim results of the 2018 Quality Evaluation ( a major component of the Performance-Based Research Fund) have been released, with more than half the researcher portfolios receiving the highest categories possible.

One in three high-school students spends too much time on social media

One in three New Zealand high-school students say they spend too much time on social media, the latest results of a nationwide survey reveal.

Over half of NZ children will have an ‘adverse childhood experience’ before starting school

New research provides insights about children at risk of adverse childhood experiences, such as parental separation, depression or incarceration.

Inequality of educational outcomes due to family background not school quality

Research released today reveals there are no significant differences in school performance between schools of different deciles.

Principals driven out of job to save their health

New research shows some worrying trends when it comes to the health and wellbeing of school leaders.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

Careers advice lacking necessary focus on Asia

New Zealand employers will increasingly need staff who have Asia-related skills and knowledge, but new research shows most young people aren’t receiving career advice about Asia.

Young New Zealanders and porn – the real story

A new survey released today has revealed worrying new trends about Kiwi teens and their exposure to pornography and how this is affecting their lives.

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.

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