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No more fizzy drink in schools

24 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Simon Collins

Education reporter, NZ Herald

simon.collins@nzherald.co.nz

  • 22 Jun, 2017 7:19pm
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The NZQA has agreed to an independent review of the NCEA "exemplars" process.
  • 22 Jun, 2017 2:24pm
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A long-serving principal has been struck off the register for forging her own appraisal.
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  • 22 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Teachers say memorising past year's "exemplar" NCEA exams is widespread and not penalised.
  • 21 Jun, 2017 7:47pm
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An 8-year-old Kiwi girl was made to write an apology after trying to summon up a ghost.
  • 21 Jun, 2017 11:18am
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Slightly more Kiwi graduates are staying in the country, despite falling pay rates.
  • 20 Jun, 2017 2:49pm
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A former Kawerau boy who met a Chiefs rugby player a month ago has died of cancer.
  • 19 Jun, 2017 2:54pm
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Police warn against inaccurate postings on social media about children being approached.
  • 16 Jun, 2017 6:50am
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Dame Nganeko Minhinnick, who led a claim to clean up the Manukau Harbour, has died.
  • 16 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Teens at Mt Roskill Grammar School have developed their own sexual consent education.
  • 15 Jun, 2017 4:42pm
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Ministry of Education says it will do more to keep at-risk teens in mainstream schools.
  • 15 Jun, 2017 2:00am
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Most childcare centres that feed their children are not meeting nutrition guidelines.
  • 14 Jun, 2017 12:58pm
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Immigration officials say exploited Indian students have been regularly sleeping in cars.
  • 12 Jun, 2017 7:20pm
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An Indian graduate says most students below degree level "don't come here to get educated"
  • 12 Jun, 2017 6:05pm
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A literacy expert says text language is undermining kids' spelling.
  • 8 Jun, 2017 1:24pm
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A Montessori preschool has been fined $254,000 for misleading parents about funding.
  • 8 Jun, 2017 7:00am
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NZ universities are climbing in world rankings.
  • 7 Jun, 2017 6:18am
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Thirty-four workers in "essential services" have won heavily discounted houses.
  • 6 Jun, 2017 12:10pm
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'Hero to zero': Principal received Queen's Birthday honour, now may lose teaching licence.
  • 5 Jun, 2017 6:41pm
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6hrs a day of institutionalised education is too long for young children, critics say.
  • 5 Jun, 2017 4:57pm
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Almost half of tertiary students are suffering screen-related headaches and eye problems.
  • 4 Jun, 2017 6:28am
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Auckland's housing crisis is hitting a teaching profession that was already ageing.
  • 3 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Auckland schools are taking desperate measures, even building houses, to recruit teachers.
  • 1 Jun, 2017 12:00pm
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About $240 million will build new schools across Auckland.
  • 31 May, 2017 5:00am
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Survey finds only 37% of primary and intermediate mums and dads can see schoolwork online.
  • 29 May, 2017 6:04pm
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Public opinion seems to be narrowly supporting gender-neutral options for school uniforms.
  • 29 May, 2017 10:45am
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Principals say school support staff hours may have to be cut if their wages are lifted.
  • 29 May, 2017 5:00am
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Schools are being advised to offer "gender-neutral" uniform, toilet and changing options.