Education

03:17

Group of Auckland mothers on a mission to make free school lunches a reality

Dubbed the 'Mothers United' movement, mums, dads and even kids have come together with the aim to stop Kiwi kids having to learn on an empty stomach.

07:08
It seems we have too many school children and not enough teachers.

Fair Go: English test holding teachers back, prompts petition

Early Childhood teacher Razia was born in Fiji where English isn't the first language, so she has an additional requirement to get her registration.

Half the teaching force is going to retire in the next eight years, a principal says, and schools are worried about where their replacements are coming from.

Primary teachers to start voting tomorrow on whether to strike in November

Union flags week of rolling strikes on different days across the country.

Close up shot of pencils in classroom

Australia set to remove schools' ability to discriminate against children based on sexuality

Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to extend this to staff also, but says it's complicated.

01:46
New research shows how much a baby babbles could indicate how good a reader they’ll become.

Can a baby’s babble indicate they’ll be a good reader?

New research shows how much a baby babbles could indicate how good a reader they’ll become.

00:26
Under proposed changes to discrimination laws, religious schools could be offered new rights.

Gay students, teachers could be banned by Australian religious schools

The Government has downplayed a recommendation that the right for schools to ban gays be enshrined in sex discrimination law.

01:04
The Prime Minister made the comments as her Government announced $10 million to support women staying in sport.

'Every woman has a story' of barriers to sport - Jacinda Ardern

"Sport has never been something that I particularly excelled at, but it was something that was social, something that we were always encouraged to do."

05:40
The rugby great sat down with Seven Sharp and spoke about his past, his future, and balloon animals.

Exclusive: Sir John Kirwan positive children can drive NZ's change in mental health

"I want to have the greatest mental health in the developed world. Not the worst."

01:45
The provider says it is now working to improve the quality of its programmes.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa plunged two places in tertiary rankings

The provider says it is now working to improve the quality of its programmes.

Hobson's Pledge is described as being out of touch and shows that Don Brash is searching for something to do.

Massey orders independent review into Brash cancellation

The university vice-chancellor Jan Thomas ordered the speech be cancelled, citing security concerns.

01:55
New research shows one in 16 girls has their first period in primary school – and some families can’t afford pads and tampons.

Calls for free sanitary products, bins in primary schools after latest research reveals younger girls getting first period

Researchers say attention also needs to be given to those with larger body mass indexes who can begin menstruation earlier due to their health.

02:02
The PPTA announcement increases the pressure on the government and could inconvenience parents nationwide.

Secondary teachers reject Government's latest pay offer

"The Government’s offer doesn’t touch the sides of addressing the problem," says PPTA president Jack Boyle.

Nikki Kaye asked Chris Hipkins about a meeting he had with one charter school in Northland.

Government 'needs to front up now' as secondary teachers' union recommend rejecting latest offer

National's Nikki Kaye says secondary teachers have not been "prioritised by this Government".

Jack Boyle said if there are no better options available, school boards are often left with negative options when dealing with disruptive pupils.

Secondary teachers' union recommends rejecting latest Government pay offer

They say the offer "doesn't come anywhere near addressing the teacher shortages we are facing".

01:28
Teachers and principals will vote in the first week of Term 4 on whether to hold a national week of one-day strike actions in November.

Primary teachers proposing more strikes after rejecting Ministry of Education's latest offer

Primary teachers will vote this month whether or not they will have a week of regional strikes.

01:49
Principals point to a recent survey showing the impact on teachers’ health.

Filling next year's teacher shortage 'devilishly hard'

Principals around the country are nervous about finding enough teachers for 2019, school leaders say.

01:24
The book about the sailing legend hits shelves next week and 1 NEWS had a sneak preview.

Kiwi kids get the chance to read about Sir Peter Blake's life in new book

Former collegues say it’s a fitting way to celebrate the sailing legend's life and legacy.

Otago University students protest after proctor's 'absurd' confiscation of bongs

More than 400 protesters marched through the city after proctor Dave Scott confiscated three bongs.

Rearview shot of a group of students standing in a row on graduation day

Students around NZ echo mental health care concerns

University students are facing long wait times for access to mental health aid.

University of Auckland.

University of Auckland drops in a second global ranking list

It's consistently been New Zealand's highest ranked institution in international league tables.

Florida teacher fired after giving students who didn't hand in homework zero grade

Diane Tirado left a message to her students on a whiteboard that has gone viral.

01:27
Primary teachers have rejected a revised pay offer from the Government.

Primary teachers reject latest pay offer from Ministry of Education, may strike next term

The latest offer is three per cent a year for most teachers and principals.

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