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.

PISA results expose inequality within NZ education

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.

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.

Better funding, not bulk funding

PPTA president ANGELA ROBERTS says teachers are dismayed to see bulk funding included in the Ministry of Education’s school funding proposals.

Communities of learning “Game changing”

JUDE BARBACK looks at two established Communities of Learning and finds enthusiasm and optimism for the new initiative is overriding some of the earlier negativity surrounding the controversial IES policy.

The sequel to deciles

Schools wait in eager anticipation as the Ministry begins to explore different options for funding schools in an effort to replace the current decile system with a more targeted approach. By JUDE BARBACK.

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.

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.

IES or joint initiative? – principals give their views

Education Review invited two primary school principals – one supporting the Investing in Educational Success (IES) Communities of Schools initiative and the other supporting the Joint Initiative Communities of Learning – to explain the reasoning behind their respective educational model choices.
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