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How unwavering community support kept them going.
The Ministry of Education’s troubled payroll system is allegedly on the mend, but at what cost?
The opposition to charter schools intensifies with the announcement of the first five partnership schools in New Zealand.
Will this and other changes result in a new and improved funding process for tertiary education organisations?
Despite unrest around the current school decile system, the Ministry of Education says there are no plans yet for a formal review. JUDE BARBACK considers what’s in a number.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says New Zealand is doing everything right to reform the education system, in the wake of a fall in an international league table. She said the Government recognises the seriousness of the slide in the OECD rankings is, but the 15-year-olds who sat the test were products of 10 years of a changing education system and not its controversial National Standards assessments.
The New Zealand Teachers Council will be replaced with a new body, Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced.
The first five partnership school (charter schools) will be Vanguard Military School, Te Kura Hourua o Whangarei Terenga Paraoa, Te Kura Hourua ke Whangaruru, The Rise Up Academy, and South Auckland Middle School.
Four schools in some of the worst quake-damaged areas of Christchurch will be closed down and replaced by one super-school, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.
All of the New Zealand universities to feature in the QS World University Rankings have seen a drop in their placing this year, with the exception of Lincoln University which made the list for the first time.
Convicted paedophile James Parker has been referred to the Teachers' Council disciplinary tribunal after Education Minister Hekia Parata asked for an urgent review of deregistration processes for teachers with serious convictions. The Minister met the New Zealand Teachers Council (NZTC) yesterday and asked them to rapidly reassess how they processed deregistration of teachers.
The Teachers Council's practice of automatically suppressing the names of school staff complained about is not in accordance with the Education Act, the MPs panel said.
The Government is planning to make it compulsory for primary and secondary schools to use the proposed computerised consistency tool, known as PaCT, and says it will help teachers with their professional judgements with National Standards.
The Novopay debacle has claimed another scalp, with the Education Ministry's Deputy Secretary Anne Jackson announcing her resignation today in the wake of the ministerial inquiry into the school payroll system.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest National Standards data reveals some concerning trends, including a decline in the rate of achievement as the year level increases, especially in mathematics. The national snapshot released this morning shows achievement is significantly lower for Maori and Pasifika learners than for others, and boys trail girls.
Two senior staff at the Education Ministry are being investigated over the advice they gave Cabinet Ministers prior to the 'go live' of Novopay.
Schools that offer special programmes to out-of-zone students will now be entitled to more funding.
Emotions running high in Christchurch after the fate of 16 schools were announced.
Avondale College says if the donation is not paid, students cannot attend the school ball on June 15 as it is an "extra-curricular activity" and ticket prices do not cover the cost.
Four Christchurch schools have been told they will be closed to form a new super school. Aranui High School, Aranui Primary, Wainoni and Avondale will close to form one school that caters to years 1 to 13.
The Minister of Education could be given the power to appoint Teachers Council members and the council could be rebranded as part of sweeping changes.
Educational bodies have applauded many of the outcomes of yesterday’s Budget announcements, but are less pleased with others.
In today’s Budget announcement, $900 million has been flagged for education initiatives across early childhood, primary and secondary education in the current year and over the next four years.
The Government will invest $80.5 million of operating funding over four years to lift educational achievement, including funding for behaviour programmes.
Education Minister Hekia Parata is refusing to budge on Thursday's Christchurch schools closure and merger deadline in spite of an Ombudsman's Office investigation into the consultation process.The Ombudsman's Office announced yesterday...
Prostitutes as young as 13 are earning up to $600 a night in South Auckland, says an MP who will be at a meeting called by community leaders to discuss an "outbreak" of underage street workers in the area.Community and government...
One of central Auckland's green spaces has been secured after a new lease agreement which will enable an 81-year-old teaching farm to carry on. The 8.1ha model farm next to Mt Albert Grammar School, home to cattle, sheep and pigs...
Education Minister Hekia Parata has accepted there's room for improvement after a rare move from the Ombudsman to investigate Education Ministry consultation processes on school closures and mergers.Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley...
Recent debates about learning the basic facts and the ability of our Year 9s in basic subtraction was kicked off in the media by New Zealand's results in Timss (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) that showed we were doing poorly...
International students are being warned against working as prostitutes in a new Immigration New Zealand employment advice website. The site, www.nzstudywork.com , aims to provide advice and support
It is now two months since the Government's trouble-shooting minister, "Mr Fix-it" Steven Joyce, was sent into the Education Ministry to sort out Novopay. Time perhaps for an audit of his performance.Last week he delayed a decision...
An early childhood teacher who forged her qualifications is in prison awaiting sentence and has had her name removed from the New Zealand Teachers Council Register.Tracy Gwendoline Hibberd never passed the final paper of her diploma...
Auckland technology firm Orion Healthcare has launched an initiative aimed at changing the perception of computer science in schools and building the pool of talent the ICT industry needs.Named Codeworx, the initiative gathers industry...
Act leader John Bank's office has produced Cabinet Committee papers in a bid to prove that he did not take part in any meetings concerning Novopay while he was a shareholder in Novopay's parent company Talent2.Mr Banks has previously...