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“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

“You’re about to go off the edge of a cliff” – UK expert fears...

Headmistress of a low-decile inner-city London school, Katharine Birbalsingh, believes traditional teaching methods and a curriculum driven by content are the hallmarks of a quality education. JUDE BARBACK was among those to attend her presentation last night.

Is it time to change New Zealand’s “white, middle-class” approach to reading?

Our approach to reading in New Zealand assumes children come to school with “white, middle-class experiences” and we need to take a good hard look at how we structure literacy learning. By Anna Clements.

Hipkins: Be bold and brave with your vision for NZ education

Rebekah Fraser attended the first Education Summit in Christchurch.

Harnessing the power of iwi-school partnerships – one community’s experience

JUDE BARBACK looks at how the partnership between a group of schools and its local Māori community is making a real difference to Māori students’ achievement and to the schools’ culturally responsive practices.

Transformation not tinkering

A University of Auckland professor of disability studies and inclusive education argues for a total rethink of the purpose of education to inform Tomorrow’s Schools Review.

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our biggest problem in...

Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.

Life after National Standards: business as usual, or opportunity for change?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to schools about finding the new normal now that National Standards are a thing of the past.

How effective is the SWiS programme?

New research shows some encouraging results for the Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) programme.

Do Cambridge exams plug an NCEA-shaped hole?

As NCEA comes under scrutiny, Education Review questions whether Cambridge exams do a better job than our national school qualification at preparing our students for university study.
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