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Editorial: We all benefit if students learn second language

3148 days ago - Herald
Eight years ago, a new primary and secondary school curriculum spoke glowingly of the benefits of knowing another language. In that, it was absolutely correct. Yet the same document did not go so far as to offer much of an incentive...

Teacher censured after failing to reveal misconduct claims

3148 days ago - Herald
A teacher has been censured and lost her registration after she failed to inform her employer of allegations of misconduct made against her.The name...

Martin East: Monolingualism - inflexible, insensitive and arrogant

3148 days ago - Herald
Lincoln Tan makes an important, and worrying, assertion when he writes that the percentage of students learning an additional language in New...

Growing call for early education inquiry

3156 days ago - Herald
Calls for an inquiry into the quality of early childhood education have been met with support from opposition parties, but the Government says it...

Is NZ childcare up to scratch?

3157 days ago - Herald
Children in early childhood education may have been placed at risk of developmental damage after the Government's continued focus on driving up...

Teaching our youngest: Fears profit put before kids

3157 days ago - Herald
Educators fear profits are coming before kids as the number of commercial operators entering the early childhood market continues to grow.Critics say...

Is childcare up to scratch?

3158 days ago - Herald
Children in early childhood education may have been placed at risk of developmental damage after the Government's continued focus on driving up...

Auckland Museum seizes imagination

3160 days ago - Herald
When a volcanologist visited Charlotte Milne's class at Mt Eden Normal School, the then Year 4 primary pupil was hooked. Her classmates might have...

Business boot camp inspires new generation

3160 days ago - Herald
A group of 70 aspiring future business leaders have spent the week touring businesses across Auckland as part of Massey University's second annual...

Redhead not ready to dye for her school

3161 days ago - Herald
A naturally redheaded school pupil has been barred from classes in the north of England for being too ginger.Emily Reay, 17, has sported the same...

Publons pair get scientific publishing moving faster

3162 days ago - Herald
Frustrated by the glacial pace of academic research, Daniel Johnston and Andrew Preston decided to propel scientific publishing into the 21st...

Youngsters' chance to learn coding

3162 days ago - Herald
The recently dubbed high-tech capital of New Zealand, Wellington, is hosting free coding courses at libraries around the region this week to promote...

Act Party hopeful Govt will relent over charter schools

3162 days ago - Herald
More charter schools will be opened next year if Act Party leader David Seymour's "quiet confidence" is warranted.Education Minister Hekia Parata...

Schools $244m boost 'disappointing' - Labour

3163 days ago - Herald
A $244 million package to build seven new schools and expand four existing ones to meet roll growth is a "disappointing" Budget announcement, says...

10 ways to help your child be a good conversationalist

3164 days ago - Herald
From the time our children are born, we have been told how important it is to talk to and with them. But no one told us how hard that would be in...

School a great storage locker for our children

3164 days ago - Herald
Spending the school holidays with your kids is a terrible idea.In 1877 the Education Act made attending primary school compulsory for all New Zealand...

Massey's $130m innovation hub

3165 days ago - Herald
Massey University is planning to spend more than $130 million in the next year to double the student capacity of its Albany campus and help create an...

Med students study hard - at the movies

3165 days ago - Herald
Slouching on the sofa watching movies often isn't the best way to get study done, but for medical students, a trip to the DVD store can be good for...

Dedication drives up achievement

3168 days ago - Herald
Students at a Bay of Plenty high school were so determined to pass NCEA they stayed after hours, during the holidays - and in some cases even after...

University Entrance change hits low-decile schools hardest

3169 days ago - Herald
Our poorest students have been hit the hardest by changes to University Entrance, with up to 50 per cent fewer pupils making it over the new...

NCEA: Shining examples emerge from list

3169 days ago - Herald
The order seems to be as usual when looking at the latest NCEA results - at the top are the rich schools and at the bottom, their poorer cousins.But...

Students taking robot to new heights

3169 days ago - Herald
Two high school students from Tauranga and their robot will be heading to the United States this weekend hoping to become world champions.Dean...

'Worst school' now among top performers

3169 days ago - Herald
A lot can happen in a year. Just ask Vaughan Couillault, principal of James Cook High School, which was labelled "worst school in Auckland" for 2014...