The Education (Update) Amendment passed its third and final reading yesterday heralding the “biggest reform to education in nearly thirty years”.
In the run up to Budget Day, Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a number of changes affecting initial teacher education (ITE) that are aimed to improve the supply and quality of teachers.
A visit from the Education Review Office (ERO) can sometimes send schools into a panic. So we asked ERO’s Acting Chief Review Officer NICHOLAS POLE to give some helpful advice and guidance on how ERO works with early learning services and schools. His key tip: don’t be scared – just be prepared.
This year’s election is about to hove into view and it’s time once more to consider everybody’s pitch. National Standards is a flagship government policy that’s very much on the line, with the controversy and opposition to its introduction nearly a decade ago refusing to go away. JAYLAN BOYLE considers again some of the main objections and invites Labour’s Chris Hipkins to discuss his version of a post-National Standards world.
JUDE BARBACK checks in on New Zealand’s first charter school nearly three years on to find out how it is progressing, in spite of ongoing opposition to the partnership schools model.
With a General Election looming, Education Review asked political and sector leaders for their respective thoughts on the direction that New Zealand education should be taking.
New Zealand still has a long way to go in bridging the gap between our highest and lowest achievers, according to the eagerly awaited 2015 Programme of International Student Achievement (PISA) results, released today.
ANDREW GIBBONS says the government’s legislative plans to open the market for online primary education contradicts its existing early childhood education policy.