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Sex ed classes add consent, coercion
Sex ed classes add consent, coercion

The ministry released updated guidelines on sexuality education today, for the first time focusing on decision-making around…

Dancing robot 'a breakthrough' - MOTAT

A robot that gives high-fives and dances while playing music is not just a toy, it is a marvel of engineering, says a museum…

Teacher found guilty of indecent act

A former teacher from a leading Auckland school has been found guilty of an indecent act, namely masturbating in a classroom…

'Smart' drugs not such a clever move

University of Otago PhD researcher Hazem Zohny has warned about myths and "hype" involving so-called "smart" drugs.

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Fifa officials in NZ to launch U-20 World Cup video Fifa officials in NZ to launch U-20 World Cup

Fifa officials spoke at a press conference today to…

Face-to-Face with Anika Moa: Eddie Castelow video Face-to-Face with Anika Moa: Eddie Castelow

This week, Anika Moa sits down with her ex-boyfriend…

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Dedicated to kids on and off field
Dedicated to kids on and off field

One-hundred and sixty-five students; 165 nicknames - Alec Campbell, Maniototo Area School's Deputy Principal, remembers…

Driver investigated after 'psycho joyride'
Driver investigated after 'psycho joyride'

Police and the Ministry of Education are investigating a bus driver who allegedly took up to 60 school kids on a mad 17km…

Evolve posts smaller loss than forecast
Evolve posts smaller loss than forecast

Evolve Education Group reported a net loss of $8.1 million, or 12.9 cents per share, in the period May 20.

Glenn gives uni $5m boost
Glenn gives uni $5m boost

Sir Owen Glenn has called on the Government to change the way philanthropic donations are taxed to encourage more people…

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Owen Glenn and Greg Whittred: Raising new breed of superstars
Owen Glenn and Greg Whittred: Raising new breed of superstars

The University of Auckland is about to take a plunge into uncharted waters: A series of never-before-seen…

Now you are five - stay home

Primary schools are looking to adopt new policies that will see children begin at preset dates throughout the school year…

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'
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…

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.

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

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

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…

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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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