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Student union critical of uni fee 'tinkering'
Student union critical of uni fee 'tinkering'

A reduction in the fee increases tertiary institutions can charge is likely to save the average student $60 a year, but…

Autism NZ says funds badly needed

Autism New Zealand has welcomed a funding boost to assist children with special needs at school, but says there will still…

Reining in of university fees 'paltry'

University fee hikes are to be reined in by the Government - but a student union has dismissed any savings as paltry.

Religion in schools: Like David vs Goliath

The lawyer for a man trying to remove religious instruction from schools has used the analogy of David and Goliath.

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Black Caps dominate at Lord's video Black Caps dominate at Lord's

Two century partnerships rekindled New Zealand's dominance…

Blessie Gotingco's family responds video Blessie Gotingco's family responds

Two days shy of the anniversary of her death the family…

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Should Bible studies be taught at school?
Should Bible studies be taught at school?

The provider of Bible studies will argue in court today for the right to be heard in a legal battle over religious studies…

Special needs tops teachers' wishlist
Special needs tops teachers' wishlist

More funding for children with special needs has topped an informal wishlist for teachers ahead of this year's Budget.

Charter schools slow to fill classes
Charter schools slow to fill classes

None of the charter schools opened this year have yet reached capacity - with one for Pasifika students chaired by All Black…

Phone ban lifts students' marks
Phone ban lifts students' marks

It is a question that keeps some parents awake at night. Should children be allowed to take mobile phones to school?

Education

Unwed 'cheap prostitutes' students told
Unwed 'cheap prostitutes' students told

Secondary school students were handed a pamphlet branding women in de facto relationships "cheap prostitutes"…

Bible studies a touchy subject

Providers of Bible studies at more than 660 public Kiwi schools will head to the High Court next week to fight to keep religious…

'Misconduct' teacher back in class

A principal who escaped conviction for slapping a student is back at school, outraging the mother of his victim.

John Morris: Grammar wise to steer clear of the 'one size fits all' classrooms

School leaders should be commended for standing firm on the type of building that suits the Grammar philosophy and pedagogy…

Beard ban student still out of class
Beard ban student still out of class

A bearded Christchurch student who claims he was sent home in breach of his school’s facial hair policy…

Otago Uni researchers receive $1.8m in funding

Otago University researchers have come out on top in health awards scooping up more than $1.8 million in funding for research…

Student sues uni after failing exams

A nursing student who says anxiety and depression made it difficult to concentrate is suing a Pennsylvania university after…

School exams move online

Students will be sitting exams on computers by the end of this year, as NZQA plans to get rid of some paper-based exams…

Top scientists celebrate daughters success

Two of New Zealand’s top scientists have watched their daughters graduate on the same stage they were seated this week.

Students plan ahead for uni
Students plan ahead for uni

More than 20 per cent of students who applied but failed last year to enter university have managed…

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Primary Education

Parents, place trust in ECE
Parents, place trust in ECE

There has been a lot of debate about how good New Zealand's early childhood education is in these pages this week. That's…

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National

Charge follows truck driver's death
Charge follows truck driver's death

A man has been charged with causing the death of a Winton truck driver injured at a Christmas party in the town last year…

Charges upgraded to attempted murder
"I tried to save her but I was too late"
Victim meets killer at supermarket
Police examine protest footage
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