Education

New Zealand takes top spot in international report on preparing students for the future

The inaugural index created by The Economist Intelligence Unit assessed 35 economies.

Melbourne school found guilty of discrimination for refusing boy's enrolment because he wore turban

The college breached the Equal Opportunity Act by refusing a Sikh boy enrolment.

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The centre's temporary closure follows a damning Education Review Office report and a dispute that's divided the community.

Families and staff left in limbo after Auckland Fijian early childhood centre closes doors

The closure has left the families of 21 children and seven staff in limbo.

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It comes with a promise to double te reo scholarships for secondary schools.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern announces target to integrate Te Reo Maori from early childhood to intermediate

It comes with a promise to double Te Reo scholarships for secondary teachers.

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The Act Party leader fired up over the free education policy at the young voters debate.

Watch: 'The most insidious policy' - Act's David Seymour fires up over Labour's tertiary education pledge

Labour is offering a free first year of post-secondary school education in 2018.

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Principals have set out a 10-point recovery plan that includes scrapping all student debt for teachers who commit to working in Auckland.

'We are in the depths of a teaching crisis' – future generations at risk due to housing, debt and low pay

Principals have set out a 10-point recovery plan that includes scrapping all student debt for teachers who commit to working in Auckland.

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Riki Teteina says the teacher shortage is being keenly felt across all schools, regardless of decile.

'We're fighting for every dollar' - vibrant Auckland school in recurring staffing nightmare

Riki Teteina says the teacher shortage is being keenly felt across all schools.

Watch: 'Go back to your ching-chong land' - student from Auckland high school caught racially abusing and attacking Chinese peer

A staff member at Westlake Boys High School has also been "dealt with" over "insensitive comments".

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Marama Fox of the Maori Party and ACT's David Seymour exchanged frank views on Te Reo in schools.

Marama Fox and David Seymour spar on Te Reo Maori in schools

The pair exchanged frank views during TVNZ's minor party debate.

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A package before the Australian Senate would almost triple fees for Kiwi ex-pats, and Ardern said she would consider similar for Aussies here.

Jacinda Ardern vows to go tit-for-tat on Aussie policy to remove subsidies on Kiwis studying in Oz

A package before the Australian Senate would almost triple fees for Kiwis.

Christchurch City Council is considering free lessons for children as part of making its recreation facilities more accessible.

Water safety concerns as study reveals over half of Dunedin kids can't swim

The study found 62 per cent of Dunedin school children were unable to swim 100 metres.

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Emma Goodwin is certain her five-year-old son autism, but they've been waiting for support and a proper diagnosis from EIS since October.

Ministry of Education admits it needs to do more to help children with behavioural and learning problems

Parents are frustrated by the long wait list for the Early Intervention Service.

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The National Party leader and education spokesperson were greeted in thunderous fashion at Whangarei Boys' High School.

Rousing Maori welcome and passionate haka greets Bill English in Whangarei

He effortlessly revealed his Samoan name before announcing a $50m school upgrade.

Greens promise $5 million for school camps for children with special learning needs

The party outlined their $315 million "inclusive education plan" at Wellington's Berhampore School.

Gender-neutral uniforms being considered by co-ed Catholic secondary school in Australia

The potential uniform change is a response to two students with gender identity issues.

After Labour fee free announcement, head of University of Auckland says more funding needed to improve universities themselves

Labour has offered a free first year of uni in 2018, and an extra $50 a week to student allowances.

Labour poised to announce new education policy

Along with it the party will release its updated fiscal plan, which will show how the policy will be paid for.

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The National Party leader denied that there won't be enough teachers to implement his ambitious new $379 million education package.

'There isn't really a bad teacher shortage' - Bill English denies $379m education package is unrealistic

Mr English wants all Kiwi kids to have the chance to learn a second language.

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The $359 million package will allow parents easier access to children's work through digital platforms, and more second language funding.

National launches election campaign, pledges hundreds of millions for kids' education

The $359 million package will allow parents easier access to children's work through digital platforms.

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The education package includes the chance for every school student to learn a second language at primary school.

National Party announces $379 million education package at official campaign launch

Bill English unveiled the education cash injection today in Auckland, which includes $160 million for primary school students to learn a second language.

Sir Peter Gluckman is calling on the government to address the high rate of youth suicide in New Zealand, one of the highest in the developed world.

Primary schools will face new system of assessments

The Government says it will roll out the new system of measuring the progress of primary schools within three years.

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