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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.

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

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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.

A balancing act: universities and their responsibilities to students

In light of recent troubles, Education Review asks: where do the boundaries lie when it comes to the actions of university students?

A helicopter view: a school with hope

COLIN DALE, principal of Onepoto Primary School in Northcote, reflects on how a willingness to embrace what is precious and make meaningful changes will bring hope to this decile 1 school and its community.

New NCEA report: “We should be weighing credits – not counting them”

The Ministry of Education says it will look closely at the New Zealand Initiative's suggestion of weighing NCEA credits, rather than simply counting credits, in order to effectively measure student and school performance.

Celebrating diversity in our schools

Today is New Zealand Census Day 2018. This year's census is likely to find New Zealand society is becoming increasingly diverse. RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at what New Zealand schools are doing to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

NCEA not up to standard, new report says

The flexibility of NCEA may also be its drawback, according to a new report by public policy think tank the New Zealand Initiative (NZI).

Addressing the teacher shortage – Ministry’s measures not enough

In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.
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