Current challenges in secondary schools

A new report on New Zealand’s secondary schools provides many useful insights into current issues for teachers and schools, writes New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) chief researcher CATHY WYLIE.

Making tomorrow’s history today: the importance of alumni

A school’s recognition and celebration of past students’ achievements can benefit its current students. But without a past, are new schools at a disadvantage? JUDE BARBACK talks to three high schools about the importance of alumni.

NCEA vs other systems: the downside of picking sides

The 10th anniversary of NCEA reveals there is still division in the ranks, with many elite schools offering alternative options for students.

School boom in the bay

What prompts the building of new schools? Who makes the decisions and how are they made? JUDE BARBACK looks at one of the fastest growing areas in the country for answers.
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