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Pitbull's ambitious New Year's resolution: Educate 20,000 children

The singer has already co-founded 10 charter schools but wants to double that number next year.

Schools illegally refusing to enrol children in emergency housing

Some schools are saying their classrooms are too full or insisting on permanent addresses.

02:25
The holidays doesn’t mean presents and good food for everyone.

Calls for low decile schools to stay open over summer break so kids stay fed

Teachers say the growing need for assistance must be addressed.

After a trial last year, half the country’s year 11 students will sit their algebra exam this week using their personal digital device.

NZQA investigates claims of lost online NCEA exams

The investigation comes ahead of a major expansion planned for next year, offering about a third of all text-based exams in a digital format.

04:21
After 107 years’ service to the King Country community, Mapiu School is no longer viable.

Visit a small King Country school that’s sadly closing for good

After 107 years' service to the community, Mapiu School is no longer viable.

Desks in classroom (generic).

Major $15 million revamp for Wellington's Mana College

A new library, administration block and several new classrooms are on the way.

Simon Bridges says it would be 'a shame to lose' religious instruction in state schools

A group of secular parents are fighting to rid schools of non-academic Bible study.

Close up shot of pencils in classroom

Taskforce's proposed changes will set education back 30 years - headmaster

Auckland Grammar's Tim O'Connor says the proposed reforms are a direct and serious attack on state education.

Lemon Lime and Glitter is the newest concoction from Riwaka’s Hop Federation.

Otago University students drinking less, research finds

While the proportion of students who drank alcohol did not change, the proportion who drank to intoxication was substantially smaller.

Graeme Hart

NZ's wealthiest man jump-starts South Auckland affordable dental care initiative with huge donation

Graeme Hart's donation is the largest Otago University has ever received.

Government-appointed taskforce calls for transformation of New Zealand's school system

The report said the nation can't afford to continue wasting the talent of Māori and Pacific students.

03:48
Long Bay College’s Baking Boys are getting a taste of business success

Auckland schoolboys taste early business success with baking ingredients product

The Year 13 students at Long Bay College have registered their business, The Bays Baking Company.

02:28
When asked about the possibility of industrial action NZEI President Lynda Stuart said "nothing’s off the table".

Strikes not ruled out as teachers reject Government's latest offer on pay and conditions

The latest strike fails to address the important issues of time and class size.

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.

Teachers reject Government's latest offer on pay and conditions

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says the offer fails to address the important issues of time and class size.

Science (file).

Poor science results for New Zealand primary school children

Science is officially the worst taught subject in primary and intermediate schools.

Science (file).

Government invests $2 million to encourage Kiwi youngsters' interest in maths, science, engineering

"This is one of the ways that we will move towards a highly skilled, innovative workforce."

24:45
John Campbell asks whether it's time to not just address teacher pay and conditions but the way our education system works.

The Story with John Campbell: Schools under stress

John Campbell asks whether it's time to not just address teacher pay and conditions but the way our education system works.

04:05
Seven Sharp’s Tim Wilson has the story.

Protesting plumbing students allege broken job promises, no proper tools at NZMA

The Auckland students are also angry at the dismissal of their tutor.

Paula Bennett questions if $236 million for fees free education is a good use of taxpayer money

National Party's deputy leader quizzed the Education Minister in Parliament today.

'Help ensure kids don't miss out' - $23m pledged to get children on bikes

Julie Anne Genter made the announcement on her first day back at work from maternity leave.

Investigations ordered into financial records at two schools

Investigations at Te Kura o Waikaremoana led to three women being charged.

“It’s not Government policy,” the PM told Breakfast today. “It’s not something the Labour Party would support.”

John Armstrong's opinion: Ardern's fear of Labour losing its base support makes party look like a soft touch

The symbolism in the PM fronting impromptu at two public gatherings was vivid and telling, writes our columnist.

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.

Secondary teachers reject Government's latest pay offer, announce strike action

The PPTA rejected a previous offer from the Government in August.

05:14
Principals Federation president Whetu Cormick talks to Breakfast about the risks of hiring staff from overseas.

Principals urging caution over thousands of foreign teachers wanting to teach in NZ

850 vacancies need to be filled, but only 500 teachers overseas are actually qualified to work here.

Primary school

Principals warn against foreign teacher 'dumping ground': 'If they can't get employment in their own country...'

Principals are concerned over foreign teachers with shaky CVs being approved for teaching in NZ by the Education Ministry.

View of The University of Otago in Winter, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Otago University cheating probe leaves medical students 'incredibly anxious and stressed'

Third-year medical students don't yet know if they'll have to re-sit their exams.

04:25
Simeon Brown labelled the four-year policy unfair and a failure, with less people involved in tertiary education in its first year.

Government’s $2.8 billion fees-free tertiary education policy is an 'unfair', failure: National

Kiwis on lower income paying for education of people who will earn more than them.

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