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Isis doctor failed at Otago
Isis doctor failed at Otago

An Australian doctor branded the "new face" of Isis tried to get into medical school in New Zealand, but failed after a…

Fewer pupils learn languages

The percentage of students learning a second language in New Zealand secondary schools has dropped to its lowest in over…

Schools fail on foreign languages

Nearly half of Kiwis who want schoolchildren to learn a foreign language pick Chinese as the language to learn, according…

Confucius is top with St Peter's students

Confucius is being credited for the growth in popularity of Mandarin learning at a top Auckland Catholic boys' school.

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Tauranga oil spill video Tauranga oil spill

Thick, black oil has washed up on properties in Tauranga…

Maryland governor declares state of emergency video Maryland governor declares state of emergency

The governor of Maryland declared a state of emergency…

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Editorial: Baby needs at odds with older tots' learning
Editorial: Baby needs at odds with older tots' learning

Our investigation of early childhood education last week found a problem that invites an obvious solution.

Cambodian girl studies under Kiwi ‘mums’
Cambodian girl studies under Kiwi ‘mums’

A Cambodian girl who grew up in an orphanage supported by a NZ school is now spending a year at the college that helped…

Right care isn't child's play
Right care isn't child's play

It's 11am on a Thursday at Mt Albert Playcentre and a toddler has just covered most of herself in red paint.

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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Boy got sick to avoid daycare
Boy got sick to avoid daycare

Hine felt the centre was not a good fit for her son, and that they didn't understand her culture. Her…

Radical reform at Auckland schools

Thousands of students in Auckland suburbs including Ellerslie and Te Atatu will be part of a radical education reform that…

Selling NZ as uni destination

Steven Joyce has begun a 10-day visit to South America to try to drum up more interest in New Zealand as a study destination…

Educating our kids: Calls for inquiry

Calls for an inquiry into the quality of early childhood education have been met with support from opposition parties, but…

Early childhood teacher ready to quit
Early childhood teacher ready to quit

"Some days we are so busy that we can't change nappies for two hours" - what working in an understaffed…

Union calls for early ed inquiry

A teachers' union called for an inquiry into the quality of early childhood education in the wake of a series of Herald…

Singing star Lizzie Marvelly to graduate this week

Singer-songwriter Lizzie Marvelly is singing at Massey University’s graduation ceremonies on Auckland’s North Shore today…

Daycares: Profit before care

Educators fear profits are coming before kids as the number of commercial operators entering the early childhood market…

How are your kids cared for?

A Herald investigation reveals: Children in early childhood education may have been placed at risk of developmental damage…

Is NZ childcare up to scratch?
Is NZ childcare up to scratch?

A Herald investigation has found there were 150 services reviewed by the ERO in 2014 alone that required…

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Primary Education

School snubbed because it's 'brown'

A high-performing, predominantly Maori and Pasifika school says it is being snubbed by locals because of its low decile…

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