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    Survey shows need for stronger parent-school partnership

    The ASG Parents Report Card released today shows parents fear their children aren’t learning resilience or the ability to cope with stress or negative situations. Experts believe this signals a need for greater collaboration between schools and parents.

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    Parata will not contest the 2017 election

    Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election.

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    Opinion: special education funding critical for ECE sector

    Early Childhood Council chief executive PETER REYNOLDS responds to Education Review's recent article 'Special Education Funding: Why we shouldn't rob the secondary sector' by Dr Judith Selvaraj, arguing that special education funding is desperately needed in the early childhood education sector. 

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    2017 PM's Education Excellence Awards now open

    The 2017 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards are now open. Education Minister Hekia Parata is encouraging all schools, kura and early childhood education providers across New Zealand to enter.

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    Unions mourn loss of Helen Kelly

    Unions around the country are reeling from today’s news that Helen Kelly has died, aged 52 years old.

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    Nine providers announced for $1m digital tech fund

    Nine providers around the country have been announced today as the successful applicants to a $1 million contestable fund for projects that will engage students in digital technologies. 

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    Unions' bus tour kicks off as schools go back

    Following their combined meetings, NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA are getting ready to embark on a bus tour in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to raise awareness of the Government’s proposed reforms to school funding. The education unions' roadshow kicks off as schools go back next week for the final term.

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    Union vote rejects global budget proposal

    Over 99 per cent of NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA members voted against the Government’s global budget proposal, following the combined union meetings held across New Zealand this month.

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    Education (Update) Amendment Bill passes first reading

    The Education (Update) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading by 63 votes to 58 and is now referred to the Education and Science Committee for consideration.

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    Union meetings reveal strong opposition to global budget proposal

    Strong opposition to the Ministry of Education’s global budget proposal for school funding has been made apparent at the union meetings currently being held around New Zealand. Over 50 combined PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa meetings are being held between 5th and 16th September giving 60,000 union members the chance to discuss and vote on the proposed funding changes.

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    Global budget funding proposal off the table?

    Six out of seven of the School Funding Review proposals will go forward for further work following the Funding Advisory Group's report on the proposals. The unpopular global budget proposal was rejected by the group, following intense opposition from teachers who feared a return to the days of bulk funding. 

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    Parata: “Let’s be clear, there is no funding freeze”

    Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced today an increase in funding to support students at risk of under achieving. Under a new targeted funding scheme, schools will receive $92 for each eligible student, as opposed to just $16 under a blanket distribution.

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    NZ universities perform well in latest rankings

    All eight of New Zealand’s universities are ranked among the top three per cent of universities globally in the latest QS World University Rankings released today. Six improved their rankings while the other two largely held their places.

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    Combined union meetings start today to discuss funding

    Combined meetings of 60,000 PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa members begin around the country this week to respond to the government's proposal for Global Funding. But the Education Minister says no decisions have been made yet about school funding.

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    NZ First's tertiary policy earns praise from students

    New Zealand First’s new post-secondary education policy has earned the party praise from the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA).

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    Opinion: Government contradicts itself with online learning for school children

    ANDREW GIBBONS says the government’s legislative plans to open the market for online primary education contradicts its existing early childhood education policy.

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    Sector surprised and concerned by COOLs proposal

    Among the proposals emerging from the Education (Update) Amendment Bill was the introduction of new Communities of Online Learning (COOLs). The sector has expressed surprise at their inclusion, claiming that they were never mentioned in any documentation or during the consultation period.

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    Students leading sustainable living efforts

    Our planet's future depends on us finding sustainable ways to live.

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    Education Amendment Bill signals changes for NZ education

    The Education (Update) Amendment Bill, introduced in Parliament yesterday, signals the biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years.

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    Concerns at plans to shift special ed funding from schools to ECE

    A government review of special education has indicated that the amount of special education funding spent in the school sector would be reduced while funding for the early childhood sector would be increased.

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    $9 million boost to address teacher workforce issues

    The Government is investing more than $9 million over the next four years to address teacher supply pressures. Education Minister Hekia Parata has today announced several initiatives to boost the number of teachers in high-demand subjects and locations.

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    Education Legislation Bill opens the door for trainee teachers

    The Education Legislation Bill has passed its second reading in Parliament, including an amendment that allows school boards of trustees to appoint students of approved initial teacher education (ITE) programmes to paid trainee teacher positions.

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    Numerous possibilities emerge from #edchatnz's second conference

    Around 150 educators gathered at the newly opened Rototuna Junior High School in Hamilton on Friday and Saturday last week for the 2016 #edchatnz conference.

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    Apply for a Fonterra Grass Roots Fund before August 31 to get chrome books or other resources your school needs.

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    Teach First NZ to be expanded

    Teacher education programme Teach First NZ is set to be expanded in a move to help strengthen and grow the teacher workforce, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced yesterday.

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    Fonterra Grass Roots Fund

    Schools are working hard to teach and grow the next generation of awesome New Zealanders and Fonterra wants to help.

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    Unions and Ministry clash over funding proposal

    The two teacher unions PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa have announced their intention to hold combined meetings of their 60,000 members in response to the government’s “global funding” proposal.

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    New name for private tertiary education sector peak body

    Quality Tertiary Institutions – Nga Wananga Kounga – is the new name for the private tertiary education sector peak body Independent Tertiary Institutions – Nga Wananga Motuhake.

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    Supreme Court upholds Ministry position in leaky buildings case

    The Supreme Court has today upheld the Ministry of Education’s position in its case against Carter Holt Harvey over leaky school buildings.

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    Praise for Labour's careers policy

    The Labour Party’s proposal to raise the status of careers guidance in schools has been welcomed by the education and training sectors. Under the new plan, every Year 9 student and above would receive a personalised career plan from a specifically trained careers advisor.

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    Teacher shortage a result of rising house prices

    The escalating cost of housing is affecting the supply of teachers in Auckland and other parts of the country.

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    Universities welcome $35m 'Entrepreneurial Universities' initiative

    A $35 million investment from the government is expected to attract world-leading entrepreneurial researchers to New Zealand to further strengthen our universities and our broader fast-growing innovation ecosystem.

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    #edchatNZ second conference set to push boundaries

    Registrations are open for #edchatNZ's second conference, taking place in Hamilton over the 12-13th of August 2016.

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    Redcliffs to stay open

    Christchurch's Redcliffs School will stay open, Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced.

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    Bringing sustainability into the classroom

    A new programme for primary schools has been launched to assist in teaching the next generation about sustainability.

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    Digital technology part of NZ Curriculum at last

    The announcement that digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum has been welcomed, although there are calls from the IT sector for more funding and for digital technology to be given its own learning subject area.

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    Expert partners to work with Communities of Learning

    Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced that Communities of Learning are to get expert partners to work with them on their achievement challenges.

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    New gifted education research project underway

    As part of Gifted Awareness Week, the Professional Association for Gifted Education, giftEDnz, has announced a new nationwide research project that will explore the current state of gifted education across New Zealand.

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    Charter school 'bullying' claims

    Act Party leader David Seymour is accusing a teachers' union of bullying a state school which offered to share resources with a charter school.

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    McAuley High wins top prize at PM's Excellence Education Awards

    McAuley High School took home the Supreme Award at the 2016 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, presented last night by Prime Minister John Key at a ceremony at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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    Budget 2016: who got what and how it went down

    Education Review takes a look at what this year's Budget means for the ECE, schooling and tertiary education sectors.

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    "No one wants more charter schools" say unions

    News that this week’s Budget will include funding for up to seven new charter schools has been met with disappointment from education unions.

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    Overhaul of careers system announced

    The government today announced changes to New Zealand's careers sector that will support students to think about their tertiary education and future employment earlier.

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    School funding review gets underway

    Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the appointment of an advisory group to consider possible changes to the education funding systems.

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    Helping new grad teachers gain fair employment

    Primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa has developed the Beginning Teachers Charter in response to concerns that that just 15 per cent of new teacher graduates are getting permanent teaching jobs.

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    Board of trustee elections underway

    The triennial board of trustee elections are underway around New Zealand with nominations now being called for school trustees. Over the next five weeks the election of about 13,000 parent representatives will fill positions on approximately 2500 school boards, making this New Zealand’s biggest democratic event.

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    Tertiary education review needs to look beyond technology focus

    Universities New Zealand has voiced concern that the current review of New Zealand's tertiary education system has the potential to undermine the quality of teaching and range of programme choices.

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    New teacher grads still struggling to get jobs

    In 2013, New Zealand Education Review looked in depth at the oversupply of teachers and the fluctuating job market. Three years on, it would appear that little has changed.

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    PM’s Education Excellence Awards finalists

    Fourteen finalists have been selected from more than 200 entries for the prestigious 2016 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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    The Herald's report: the trouble with NZ's primary schools

    Thousands of children begin secondary school each year without the reading, writing or maths skills needed to make it through. The Herald's 'The Primary Issue' is the first of a series that looks at what more can be done to raise achievement for all Kiwi kids.

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    ERA rules in favour of NZEI on support staff annualisation

    The Employment Relations Authority has ruled that the Ministry of Education was incorrect in its decision to cut the fortnightly pay of around 6000 school support staff.

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    Could principals be left off school boards?

    A Ministry of Education document concerning the update of the Education Act 1989 has sparked fears of the possibility that principals might not sit on Boards of Trustees in the future.

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    Legislation could see an end to charter schools

    Charter school opponents have welcomed Chris Hipkins' private members' bill that could see the abolition of charter schools in New Zealand.

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    New Zealand's universities shine in world subject rankings

    New Zealand’s universities shine in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

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    Agreement reached over Teach First NZ job placements

    Agreement has been reached over Teach First NZ’s job placement processes, after the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) ruled in December that Teach First graduates were being illegally appointed to teaching positions.

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    An end to deciles?

    A potential new school funding mechanism to replace the current decile-based funding system has been met with a mix of praise and scepticism.

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    Steps toward a revised Education Act

    Progress is being made toward a revised Education Act with a summary of the 1800 public submissions on the proposed new legislation released last week.

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    NCEA literacy and numeracy not up to scratch

    The Industry Training Federation (ITF) says NCEA literacy and numeracy requirements need to be strengthened as they are not meeting the levels of functional literacy and numeracy needed in the workplace. JUDE BARBACK reports.

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    OECD report has "innovative solutions" for low performance

    New Zealand's poorest 15-year-olds are six times more likely to be failing maths than their wealthy counterparts, according to an OECD report. ELIZABETH McLEOD reports.

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    Uproar over charter school bonuses

    Principals have reacted angrily to claims the Government paid around $60,000 in bonuses to four charter schools despite three of them failing to meet their obligations. ELIZABETH McLEOD reports.

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    Teachers' MOOC on its way

    *Just over three years since #edchatNZ was established, the popular educators’ twitter forum is exploring additional ways of keeping Kiwi teachers informed and connected.*

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    Troubled Whangaruru charter school set to close

    Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced plans to terminate troubled Whangaruru charter school, Te Pumanawa o te Wairua.


    E-Edition: An early Christmas present to the sector

    The compilation of a publication like this – one that collects a range of opinions on a broad topic – always gives pause to reflect on what is top of mind in education circles.

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    Education Legislation Bill 2015 introduced

    The Education Legislation Bill 2015 introduced today will amend eight statutes to improve administrative and governance arrangements for educational entities and funding organisations across the education sector.

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    Entries open for Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards

    Entries have opened for the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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    Increased flexibility for tertiary providers

    In a series of statements regarding changes to the tertiary education sector, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce also announced that some tertiary providers and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) running courses in high demand will be given increased flexibility to grow their student numbers without waiting for funding approval from the Tertiary Education Commission. 

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    Productivity Commission to review tertiary education

    Alongside the Education Act reforms announced this week, the Government confirmed New Zealand tertiary education is also undergoing review. 

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    Education Act revamp underway

    Earlier this week Minister of Education Hekia Parata announced a revamp of education legislation that will “keep what is important and working and improve what is not”.

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    Trans-Tasman education project

    New Zealand will partner with Australia in a trans-Tasman education project exploring how innovative learning environments can enhance teaching, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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    New chief executive for EDUCANZ

    Dr Graham Stoop has been appointed chief executive of the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ). He will take up the position on 9 November.

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    Education Council seeks feedback from sector

    In acknowledging World Teacher Day today, the new Education Council says it will soon be seeking feedback from sector on a range of issues including leadership, initial teacher education and improving outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students.

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    New national science strategy launched

    Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today launched the inaugural National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), which sets the long-term strategic direction for the Government’s investment in science.

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    Major education issues tackled at PPTA conference

    NCEA was among the big issues discussed at the Post-Primary Teachers' Association’s annual conference in Wellington last week.

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    Concerns at performance-based funding

    The Minister of Education’s suggestion at a new funding system driven by achievement data has raised concerns that it will increase inequality among New Zealand schools.

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    Recommendations to ECE welcome – but funding needed

    A new report from the Advisory Group on Early Learning recommends that early childhood education (ECE) services and schools have a more formal responsibility to work with children and their families as they make the critical transition from ECE to school.

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    Opinion: Teachers can, EDUCAN'T

    New Zealand Principals' Federation Immediate Past President PHILIP HARDING speaks out against EDUCANZ, the new statutory professional body for New Zealand educators.

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    Students to compare earnings by provider

    Students will soon be able to see which tertiary education providers are preferred by employers. From 2017 all universities, wānanga and polytechnics will be required to publish information about the employment status and earnings of their graduates broken down by specific degrees and diplomas.

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    Opinion: No 'easy credits' with Vocational Pathways

    Industry Training Federation chief executive JOSH WILLIAMS says we need to look beyond pass rates and focus on the doors that NCEA can open for students. 

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    Scholarship opportunities for New Zealand educators

    Applications close soon for three Fulbright scholarships for teachers and education professionals.

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    Connecting schools to the ICT industry

    The ICT industry is finding great results connecting with schools through its in-school outreach programme, TechHub.

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    Survey shows Kiwis recognise teachers’ influence

    Eight out of ten New Zealanders believe a teacher’s job is harder than it was a decade ago. This was a key finding of a recent survey conducted by Warehouse Stationery, which was conducted to mark the start of the New Zealand’s Most Inspiring Teacher initiative.

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    2000 schools connect to Managed Network

    This week N4L (Network for Learning) will connect the 2000th school to its Managed Network.

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    Cultivating a 'maker culture' in the classroom

    The ‘Maker Culture’ ─ the general term given to inventors, designers and creative types ─ is gaining ground as a great tool to activate creative learning and innovation in the classroom.

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    Outrage over next round of charter schools

    Teacher unions are appalled at the Government’s announcement of a third round of applications for new charter schools to open 2017, after Education Minister Hekia Parata had indicated there would be no further rounds announced this year.  

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    Sector unites for PB4L Conference

    The Ministry of Education, teacher unions and other education organisations will collaborate this week for this year's Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School Wide conference.

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    Reliability of National Standards assessments called into question

    A recent report has cast doubts over the reliability of teachers’ National Standards assessments and rises in student achievement.

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    Schools to be informed of decile review

    Schools that have applied for a review of their decile recalculation will be advised of the outcome over the next ten days.

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    Maths report raises more questions than answers

    A new report has revealed declining standards in children’s numeracy and sparked criticism and controversy about the way Kiwi kids are taught maths.

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    EDUCANZ members announced

    Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement yesterday of the members of the new teacher professional body, the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ) has angered teacher unions.

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    STEM subjects win out in Budget

    Budget delivers a further $113 million in funding for tertiary education and skills training.

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    Education Budget - hit and miss

    This year's Education Budget had a focus on early childhood education (ECE), special education, trades academies and building new schools and expanding existing ones. But it wasn’t to everyone’s liking...

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    Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards finalists named

    Education Minister Hekia Parata says eleven entrants have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

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    OPINION: Why did so many students fail UE last year and what needs to be done?

    Chris Whelan, Executive Director, Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara discusses why so many students failed University Entrance (UE) in light of the new UE requirements.

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    Opinion: Should teachers pay registration fees under EDUCANZ?

    The PPTA is considering placing payment of professional certification fees by the Ministry of Education in the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement. By ANGELA ROBERTS.

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    $244m for new schools and classrooms

    In today’s pre-Budget speech Prime Minister John Key said the Government has allocated $244 million for new schools and classrooms.

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    N4L finalists for two Hi-Tech Awards

    N4L (Network for Learning) has been named a finalist for two categories in New Zealand’s Hi-Tech Awards. The Managed Network is a finalist for Best Public Sector Technology Solution and Pond, N4L’s digital hub for teachers, is a finalist for Innovative Initiative.

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    Over 200 applicants for Teacher-led Innovation Fund

    The Ministry of Education has received over 200 applications for the first round of the $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund.

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    Opposition to proposed closure of Redcliffs School

    Education Minister Hekia Parata's announcement about the possible closure of Redcliffs School in Christchurch has been met with opposition from the school and community. 

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    N4L partners with NZQA

    N4L (Network for Learning) has announced a new partnership with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The two organisations will work together to enable teachers to manage their moderation requirements within Pond, the digital learning hub designed for teachers.

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    PPTA members vote to boycott Educanz

    Members of the secondary teachers’ union, the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA), have voted to boycott nominations for the new teachers’ professional body Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz).

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    Ministry disputes NZEI’s IES claims

    The Ministry of Education disputes the NZEI Te Riu Roa’s claim that the Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative favours high-decile schools.

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    Massey researchers find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

    A team of Massey University education policy specialists has highlighted 11 areas of concern about the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success (IES) programme.

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    More funding needed for all schools to become fully inclusive

    An Education Review Office report released yesterday revealed that New Zealand schools are becoming more inclusive. The findings have been welcomed by the sector however some groups say more funding is needed to support students with special needs, so that all schools can become fully inclusive.

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    Developments for both IES and Better Plan

    Last weekend saw developments in both the Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) policy and primary teachers’ union NZEI Te Riu Roa’s Better Plan Joint Initiative with the Ministry of Education.

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    Whangaruru charter school issued a warning

    Education Minister Hekia Parata has today issued the Ngā Parirau Mātauranga Charitable Trust ─ the Trust running the troubled partnership school in Whangaruru ─ with a performance notice requiring it to take immediate action to address areas of serious concern at the school.

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    Controversial Education Amendment Bill passes its third reading

    The legislation underpinning the new professional body for teachers, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) passed its third reading last night.

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    Preferred bidder chosen for next PPP schools

    The Ministry of Education has announced Future Schools Partners as the preferred bidder for a public private partnership (PPP) to build four schools.

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    Uproar over National Library's changes to school services

    Achieving.jpg The National Library’s intention to phase out its provision of print non-fiction books in favour of digital resources has dismayed many in the education sector and the wider public.

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    Safer Internet Day drives the cybersafety message home

    Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) in New Zealand, run by NetSafe in partnership with CORE Education, and supported by a large number of New Zealand organisations including New Zealand Police and Vodafone.

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    Response to rising cost of state education

    A new survey shows that 13 years of state education for a child born in 2015 could cost Kiwi families up to $37,676.

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October 2016
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    ED's Letter

    The Productivity Commission’s recently released draft report on its inquiry into new models of tertiary education tentatively raises the suggestion of Student Education Accounts, the idea being that the Government’s annual investment into tertiary tuition and training could instead be divvied up between every resident. The upshot would be every 16-year-old having access to $45,000 to spend on training of their choice, at a time that best suits them.

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    Recognising New Zealand’s top tertiary educators

    This year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards saw a diverse range of tertiary educators recognised for their outstanding teaching efforts.

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    Blazing the trail for future Māori lawyers

    Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) from the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law was presented with the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence by Rt Hon John Key at this year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. Here, she shares her thoughts with Education Review on what makes an effective tertiary educator.

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    The link between research funding and rankings

    Universities New Zealand Executive Director CHRIS WHELAN says research funding levels go hand in hand with international university rankings.

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    What the Commission found

    The education sector has had much to say about the Productivity Commission’s eagerly anticipated draft report on its inquiry into new models of tertiary education.

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    The road less travelled: inspiring graduate journeys

    Education Review shares the compelling stories of nine determined graduates from around the country.

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    Connecting with Silicon Valley: masterclass for ICT Grad School students

    The first cohort of master’s students at Auckland ICT Graduate School had their eyes opened to all sorts of possibilities when they were treated to a masterclass from a Silicon Valley tech guru.

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    Auckland ICT Grad School one year on

    As Auckland ICT Grad School approaches its first birthday, the school’s director PROFESSOR GILLIAN DOBBIE talks to Education Review about getting the new school off the ground and how it is well placed to help meet the needs of a rapidly growing IT sector.

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    University Entrance: always a bridesmaid?

    DR JOHN BOEREBOOM says University Entrance (UE) has always been the bridesmaid of the New Zealand secondary school qualifications. In this article he questions whether the present requirements for entry into universities are fair and valid.

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    Hitting the high notes: Cool new quals for 2017

    Education Review highlights a number of exciting new courses on offer for New Zealand postgrads next year, ranging from opera studies to disruptive technologies to community leadership.

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    Special education funding: why we shouldn’t rob the secondary sector

    DR JUDITH SELVARAJ says we need to seriously consider whether pitting the compulsory sector against the non-compulsory sector is a good idea.

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    Inclusion in our secondary schools: is policy at odds with practice?

    With the Government poised to make dramatic changes to special education policy, Education Review looks at Dr Judith Selvaraj’s  recent research, which investigates the mismatch between policy and practice when it comes to implementing inclusion in New Zealand’s secondary schools.

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    Accessing New Zealand education from abroad: how easy is it?

    The New Zealand Productivity Commission says we need to continue to develop new models of tertiary education. Here, we look at examples of distance education that are crossing borders and challenging traditional tertiary education models.

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    Offshore delivery of education boosts economic growth

    A new report shows the revenue from New Zealand’s education services delivered offshore rose to $171 million last year, an increase from an estimated $104 million in 2012.

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    Turning research into real-world solutions

    Bianca Grizhar discusses how the Easy Access IP programme is helping overcome barriers to commercialising research.

  • Mind the gap

    The void between the PhD and an academic career

    Dr Inger Mewburn questions whether the modern PhD needs to be better aligned to the needs of an academic workplace.

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    NCEA pass rate targets: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

    DR JOHN BOEREBOOM says the increasing pass rates are masking concerns around the quality of the mix of achievement standards taken by different students to achieve NCEA.  

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    What does the Tertiary Education Amendment Bill have in store?

    The proposed Education (Tertiary Education and other Matters) Amendment Bill is looking to make things fairer for private training establishments (PTEs). 

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    Showcasing New Zealand’s best research

    Research symposia, postgraduate festivals, research awards, three-minute thesis competitions – and even a ‘dance your thesis’ event – are just a taste of some of the outstanding postgraduate and research events held across the country this year.

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    Researching teaching: the importance of Sotl

    The new director of Ako Aotearoa DR STANLEY FRIELICK discusses the evolution of research around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its importance to tertiary education.

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    Meeting MIT’s new CEO

    Education Review asks the new CEO of Manakau Institute of Technology (MIT) GUS GILMORE about innovation, enhancing opportunities for Māori and Pasifika students, and what he hopes to achieve in his new role.

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    New tertiary education models around the globe: would they work in New Zealand?

    The New Zealand Productivity Commission’s 2016 tertiary education issues paper has highlighted several innovative new tertiary education models that are making an impact overseas.