Education

04:36
Auckland University’s Professor Peter O’Connor says the Treasury report reveals vulnerabilities in the children of the "working-poor".

Children who change schools frequently are less likely to complete NCEA – report

Professor Peter O'Connor says frequent moving causes students' learning process to "jumble".

Seven Sharp asked study guru Suzanne Buswell for a few tips.

Manawatu Principal says NCEA Level 1 now of 'questionable' value, 'continuous grind' of exams puts unnecessary stress on pupils

Palmerston North Boys High School's rector says the extra stress from the unnecessary Level 1 exams is affecting students' mental health, and that they don't need it to go to university.

Career over: Female Hastings school teacher resigns after sex with 16-year-old (full decision)

The Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal said the teacher had committed serious misconduct.

02:04
Parents, teachers and even the Government say more clarity is needed around the guidelines for restraining children.

Teachers in NZ restrain troubled students over 1000 times in just six months

Parents, teachers and the Government say more clarity is needed around the guidelines for restraining children.

04:24
The Principal of Summit Point School says "one size does not fit all when it comes to learning styles."

'People thought I was dumb' - school established to encourage children with dyslexia to thrive

"Countries all over the world have these schools set up for kids who learn in these magical ways," Rebecca Elias told Seven Sharp.

'Pretty scary to witness' - Lower Hutt rival schoolboys erupt into public brawl on train station

Police made two arrests following a large fistfight on Waterloo train station on March 22.

03:56
New Zealand is said to have a "rich" curriculum, which doesn’t just include sport.

UK survey finds half of kids don't enjoy PE, but that isn't the case in NZ - academic

NZ is said to have a "rich" curriculum, which doesn’t just include sport.

04:12
The 2014 New Zealander of the Year has secured additional funding to take more students to a UN forum on indigenous cultures globally.

Dr Lance O'Sullivan now taking 12 Kiwi students to UN due to 'calibre' of applications

Additional funding has been secured to take more students to a UN forum on indigenous cultures.

03:06
John and Jolene Guy-ton can be found at the local school, fixing something, organising or just helping out on whatever is needed.

Good as gold: John and Jolene Guyton's hard work rewarded

They can be found at the local school, fixing something, organising or just helping out on whatever is needed.

Otago University

Maori student numbers on the rise at Otago University

Maori students have reached population parity for admissions into medicine, the University's most competitive undergraduate programme.

02:14

Jacinda Ardern defends Plunket's business model amid $180K plus salaries: ‘What the taxpayer funds the taxpayer gets’

1 NEWS yesterday reported the largely taxpayer funded organisation Plunket has 11 staff on over $180,000.

Auckland Grammar School

Auckland Grammar pays $20k to family of student whose jaw was broken by bullies

The court case, however, has left the family with remaining legal fees of $15,000.

05:03
Seven Sharp presenter Hilary Barry went to Dunedin to find out.

Hilary Barry heads to Dunedin's infamous Castle Street to cook for a flat of hungry students

The apple crumble got burnt, but how did the rest of Hilary's feast fare?

04:25
Seven Sharp's Gill Higgins went to a Westport school were robots are already being used.

Will robots be part of the solution to New Zealand’s teacher shortage?

Seven Sharp's Gill Higgins went to a Westport school where robots are already being used.

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

Student increase in the face of teacher shortage puts Northland schools under huge pressure

One principal says if it came to it he would have to send students home.

00:30
Primary school teachers and principals have announced their collective agreement priorities for government negotiations.

'The solutions are not cheap' - primary teachers to consider asking for 16 per cent 'pay jolt'

NZEI Te Riu Roa president Lynda Stuart said teachers were "fleeing education".

04:50
The government is looking to review the rules around guns in schools, and Mark Potter says visits from the military could traumatise some children.

Principal says guns should be banned in schools - but advocate says they're part of NZ culture

The Ministry of Education is seeking consultation on developing official guidelines for firearms in schools

Otago University

Otago University cancels law camp after claims of 'inappropriate actions' from former students at previous camp

"All concerns about the camps are taken seriously, and are being promptly examined by the University," a spokesman said.

Loading bullets into a shotgun

Ministry of Education seeks input into gun handling at NZ schools

There are no guidelines on providing pupils with firearms for education or sporting purposes.

01:53
Professionals from both sides of the Tasman have been in Northland this week to discuss how Maori students can reach their academic potential.

Education experts say New Zealand needs major shake-up to boost the achievement rates of Maori

Professionals from both sides of the Tasman have been in Northland this week to discuss how Maori students can reach their academic potential.

Use of childcare by parents of Maori and Pacific children has increased, latest stats show

Two in three Maori preschool children now attend some form of early childhood education.

04:04
It's common knowledge the first two years of a child's life are important, so here's some good advice to ensure your youngster gets a good start.

Nathan Mikaere-Wallis' top tips for parents for the first 1000 days of their child's life

Drown those toddlers in love, let them think for themselves and don't stress.

02:13
There was a crisis meeting today among the 16 polytechnics and institutes of technology.

Polytechs' falling rolls and rising costs spark crisis meeting

Polytechnics and institutes of technology lost more than 5000 students last year.

01:42
They help people find jobs but career advisors say they lack job security themselves.

New three-year 'career advising' degree hopes to put industry on more professional footing

They help people find jobs but career advisors say they lack job security themselves.

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