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Younger students face testing times
Younger students face testing times

School students face more testing after the Education Minister revealed options to assess pupils aged 13 and 14.

Tom Haig: Are teachers really lazy?

So following on from puffer jackets a few weeks ago, the big education story of the moment is a student who may or may not…

Teen 'was never suspended'

The principal at Napier Girls' High School has met with Anela Pritchard and her family and says that the issue has been…

'Teachers are PAID to TEACH us'

A 15-year-old girl was stood down from school after making a speech which claimed her teachers needed to work harder, rather…

Video

Homicide in Wellington video Homicide in Wellington

One person is dead and another three people are injured…

 When the cat met the kiwi video When the cat met the kiwi

A kiwi's late night encounter with a feral cat in…

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Should pre-teens take contraception?
Should pre-teens take contraception?

Senior academics at the University of Otago have called for a free contraceptive programme to be made available to teens…

Principal censured for slapping student
Principal censured for slapping student

An Auckland school principal who slapped a pupil across the face has failed in a bid to keep his name secret.

Police checks: Schools short-staffed
Police checks: Schools short-staffed

Schools and childcare centres are short of teachers because of a new law requiring police vetting for workers responsible…

Long winter at leaky school
Long winter at leaky school

Students at a leaky primary school will spend the winter in mouldy classrooms after officials failed to organise plans for…

Education

Extent of school repairs a surprise
Extent of school repairs a surprise

Schools say they have been waiting up to three years for plans to be signed off as Nikki Kaye reassures…

Guilty teacher: Judge reserves naming decision

A judge has reserved her decision into whether a former teacher found guilty of masturbating in a classroom will be named. The…

'I'm captain of the blue team'

John Key took over Paengaroa School's school assembly and explained politics in the simplest form - 'I'm Prime Minister…

video School teaching students to restore classic cars

The current crop of restoration technicians is starting to retire, and classic-car experts worry their skills might be lost…

Your say: If someone taped my kid's mouth shut...
Your say: If someone taped my kid's mouth shut...

Some kids can be a handful, but it's never okay for anyone to tape their mouth shut to teach them a…

Leaky school’s long wait

A leaky Auckland primary school says it was told nine months ago its 33-classroom rebuild plan would go to the Cabinet —…

Vicki Carpenter: Shameful many kids still taught in mouldy classrooms

Vicki Carpenter asks what the boards of two dilapidated schools have been doing about basic maintenance.

Teacher's actions were 'unacceptable'

A 4-year-old's mouth was taped with cellotape by child-care staff, and he was threatened with a bigger piece of tape if…

Kids solve disabled access problems

Primary school children who solved a disability access problem for New Zealand's biggest bank last year have now launched…

Half of Kiwi kids not ready for school
Half of Kiwi kids not ready for school

At least half of children aren't getting all the help they need to make the "critical" move to school…

Education Archives

Primary Education

Murray Britt & Kay Irwin: Returning to rote learning 'condemns future to failure'
Murray Britt & Kay Irwin: Returning to rote learning 'condemns future to failure'

Children learn to use strategies to build a wide repertoire of mathematical knowledge, write Murray Britt and Kay Irwin.

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National

Man tasered in West Auckland dispute
Man tasered in West Auckland dispute

Police say the incident escalated rapidly with a variety of weapons - including bats, a machete and a rifle - being used…

One dead in Wellington stabbing
Nelson teen Alex Renton dies
'Her beautiful face is still everywhere'
Man killed in Clevedon crash named
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