What to do with Charter Schools

ALWYN POOLE says the legislative changes that are required to allow the effective continuation of charter schools are obvious.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.

“Biggest reform to education in 30 years” – education amendment bill passes final reading

The Education (Update) Amendment passed its third and final reading yesterday heralding the “biggest reform to education in nearly thirty years”.

Changes to initial teacher education announced in budget

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.

Rigid approach preventing CoLs from flourishing

Concerns that the Government’s ‘managerial focus’ is stunting the development of the Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) policy are supported by a significant underspend of the IES budget so far.

Surviving ERO: how to get the most from your evaluation

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.

Education ministers in waiting

Education Review editor JUDE BARBACK catches up with Nikki Kaye, who is tipped to become Education Minister in May, and Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins about what the future holds for New Zealand education.

What will national standards look like post-election

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.

New Zealand’s first charter school – three years on

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.

Election year special: what do we want New Zealand education to look like?

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.
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