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Forget top marks, just toughen up
Forget top marks, just toughen up

Teachers showering Kiwi kids with praise - and never allowing them to fail - are threatening to do more harm than good…

Full tums help the sums

With more children coming to school hungry, a scientific study will for the first time guage the impact nutrition — or lack…

Johnathan's a whiz at 11 years old

When it comes to maths, 11-year-old Johnathan Leung is right up there with students gaining university entrance.

School's managers in firing line

A charter school under threat of closure has indicated the school leaders may be sacked after public warnings from the education…

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Rugby Highlights: Chiefs 40 Crusaders 16 video Rugby Highlights: Chiefs 40 Crusaders 16

Chiefs kill Crusaders with quality, producing a performance…

Cricket highlights: Black Caps win thriller against Aussie video Cricket highlights: Black Caps win thriller against Aussie

Excitement and exultation as the heroic Black Caps…

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Axe hangs over Northland charter school
Axe hangs over Northland charter school

A troubled charter school is under pressure to sack its leadership team or face closure.

Kiwi teachers upload confidence
Kiwi teachers upload confidence

The average Kiwi teacher is a woman in her early fifties and she's facing a generation of kids who have grown up with Wi-Fi…

Formal warning for charter school
Formal warning for charter school

Education Minister Hekia Parata has issued a formal warning to the troubled charter school in Whangaruru which now has a…

'Hot-headed' students gang up on police
'Hot-headed' students gang up on police

Management at Te Awamutu College will complete an internal investigation before deciding the fate of four students who got…

Education

Controversial sex-ed course?
Controversial sex-ed course?

An Australian sexologist will pitch her explicit sex education course - which features topics such as…

Charter school facing closure as roll falls

A troubled charter school in Northland has just 37 students and legal advice on its possible closure has been provided to…

US uni apologises to hopefuls after email botch up

A major US university is apologising to 800 applicants after it erroneously sent them emails offering them places in its…

Q+A: Auckland's new Centre of Research Excellence

Te Punaha Matatini, one of New Zealand's newest Centres of Research Excellence, or CoREs, opened today at the University…

Novopay and charter schools raised at select committee
Novopay and charter schools raised at select committee

Ongoing problems with Novopay and why a struggling charter school has not been shut down have been raised…

College Sport: Seeing big picture on sport and education

The second of a two-part interview with new College Sport chief executive Dave Currie.

Top teacher's amazing dance results

The high school teacher producing the country's top dance scholars says the secret is treating the teenagers like "mini-professionals"…

Activist Robin Duff dies

Education and gay rights activist Robin Duff has died this morning.

Dunedin street 'like the Third World'

''I try to pick up the broken glass every Sunday morning, but it was just too bad.'' 1000 revellers helped plaster a Dunedin…

'We may never find out why she died'

The twin sisters of Cromwell teen Rachel Clark have had genetic tests after the head girl's sudden death.

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Primary Education

Is this NZ's priciest sport shirt?
Is this NZ's priciest sport shirt?

Furious parents in an upmarket city suburb are digging deep for what could be the country's most expensive school PE tops…

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National

Body of man who jumped off Tolaga Bay wharf found
Body of man who jumped off Tolaga Bay wharf found

The search for a missing Malaysian man in Tolaga Bay near Gisborne has come to a bittersweet end. Searchers had been looking…

Mountain biker dies after fall
Ceiling comes down in storm
Left behind on mountain
MH370 widow's letter to husband
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