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    Connecting schools to the ICT industry

    The ICT industry is finding great results connecting with schools through its in-school outreach programme, TechHub.

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    EDUCANZ members announced

    Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement yesterday of the members of the new teacher professional body, the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (EDUCANZ) has angered teacher unions.

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    PPTA members vote to boycott Educanz

    Members of the secondary teachers’ union, the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA), have voted to boycott nominations for the new teachers’ professional body Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz).

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    Controversial Education Amendment Bill passes its third reading

    The legislation underpinning the new professional body for teachers, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) passed its third reading last night.

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    Preferred bidder chosen for next PPP schools

    The Ministry of Education has announced Future Schools Partners as the preferred bidder for a public private partnership (PPP) to build four schools.

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    Sector Voices: the biggest challenge facing education

    We asked prominent people from within the sector what they perceived to be the biggest challenge currently facing New Zealand education. Here is what they had to say.

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    Linwood College hits back at criticism

    Earlier this year it was making news for becoming New Zealand’s first science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM)-focused school, but this week Linwood College is in the media for all the wrong reasons.

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    NZEI’s online tool strengthens division over IES

    Primary teachers’ union the NZEI Te Riu Roa has released a new online tool that allows schools to compare benefits of the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success (IES) policy with other options, such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller classes.

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    New Zealand universities stable in world rankings

    *The positioning of New Zealand universities in the 2014/2015 QS World University Rankings, released today, remains stable; however, an overall lack of improvement suggests more investment is needed for universities to be globally competitive.*

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    Class size debate continues

    STEVE THOMAS continues the debate about Labour’s class size policy, clarifies some of the issues around education funding and class sizes, and raises new questions.

October 2016

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    Meeting MIT’s new CEO

    Education Review asks the new CEO of Manakau Institute of Technology (MIT) GUS GILMORE about innovation, enhancing opportunities for Māori and Pasifika students, and what he hopes to achieve in his new role.

August 2016

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    “Just like a game of tennis” Serving on a school board

    On the back of the triennial Board of Trustee elections and this year’s New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) conference, Education Review asks NZSTA’s Elaine Hines about where new trustees should be channeling their enthusiasm.

April 2016

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    Election time looms for school boards

    With this year’s triennial board of trustee elections looming, there is much that schools need to be thinking about in terms of the election process, managing the transition to a new board and supporting new board members. JUDE BARBACK reports. 

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    Catholic primary schools look to the future

    Incoming national president of the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals’ Association (NZCPPA) DANNY NICHOLLS says attracting suitably qualified staff is a challenge for Catholic schools.

February 2016

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    Getting answers from Council’s new CE

    Education Review asks Education Council’s new chief executive DR GRAHAM STOOP about his priorities for the Council, his response to Council opposition, his views on Communities of Learning and his hopes for the Education Act review.

October 2014

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December 2013

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    Taking on the Ministry. What happened at Phillipstown School

    GRAY CLEVELAND and TONY SIMPSON give the full story behind their David and Goliath court battle with the Ministry of Education and how unwavering community support kept them going.

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    Rethinking deciles

    Despite unrest around the current school decile system, the Ministry of Education says there are no plans yet for a formal review. JUDE BARBACK considers what’s in a number.

November 2013

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    Leading learning and change across the country

    JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at the Learning and Change Networks initiative that is empowering New Zealand schools to raise achievement – and gaining global recognition.

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    The perils of working with incorporated societies: a cautionary tale

    Murrays Bay Intermediate principal COLIN DALE discusses the challenges that emerged when an incorporated society, designed to run a music school attached to the school, viewed its role beyond what was intended. With the matter reaching High Court, Dale’s compelling account reveals an aspect of school management that other schools should heed with caution.

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    PPP: behind the scenes

    Education Review asks Jason Wozniak of Aurecon about the decisions made and lessons learned from designing, building, and furnishing New Zealand’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) schools at Hobsonville Point.

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    Surrender and retain

    The new Education Amendment Act will allow teachers to search and seize student devices in order to hold perpetrators of cyber bullying to account, but student privacy issues prove to be a sticky issue. By JUDE BARBACK.

September 2013

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    Education: Beeby’s, Tomorrow’s and Today’s

    RENEE GERLICH’s research into the history of New Zealand education reveals how various policy decisions over the years have done little to fulfil early education director Clarence Beeby’s vision of equality in education.

January 2013

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    Signs of a world-class education

    Amid a fairly tumultuous year for New Zealand education lurk many, many examples of positive, inspiring learning initiatives.

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    The Salisbury story

    When Judge Dobson overruled the Ministry of Education’s decision to close Salisbury School, many were relieved. But the threat of closure has cast a question mark over the future of special education in New Zealand.

October 2012

  • Sir Paul's great legacy

    The late Sir Paul Callaghan was a world class scientist, great leader, and strong advocate for a more prosperous New Zealand. Education Review looks at the life and times of this great man and how his legacy continues.

September 2012

  • PTEs and the Watchdog

    Private training establishments catering for international students have rarely strayed from the media spotlight in recent years as concerns over corrupt and ill-equipped institutions continue to grow.

February 2012

  • Difference in opinion:charter schools

    The New Zealand Government’s recent announcement of the new charter schools policy has met with mixed reactions. Here, two experts voice their opinions.

  • A city turning the tables?

    ROBIN DUFF reflects on how Christchurch schools are coping one year on since Canterbury’s devastating earthquake.

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    PETER COOLBEAR analyses the implications of codes of practice for domestic tertiary students.

March 2011

  • Analysing tertiary spending - Bucks and bangs ...

    The government applied $4.3 billion in operating expenditure to providers and students in the tertiary sector in 2009. About a quarter of that was spent on supporting students through loans and allowances.