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Nowegian PM Erna Solberg: Children trapped in conflict and crisis
Nowegian PM Erna Solberg: Children trapped in conflict and crisis

More than half the 57 million young children still not in classrooms today live in countries torn apart by conflict or natural…

Boy turned down ... 3 times

The mother of a 3-year-old with cerebral palsy approached four childcare centres before one would take him.

Fighting for children 'leaves me broken'

Linda, a mum from Auckland, has a daily struggle trying to get the best education for her special needs kids. She tells…

Tribunal needed for funding fairness

Lawyers taking rising numbers of special education cases say an independent tribunal is needed to ensure funding decisions…

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WeatherWatch: (July 8) Snow risks for Wellington video WeatherWatch: (July 8) Snow risks for Wellington

The polar southerly continues to move up the nation…

Dawn Fraser: labelled a 'blatant racist' video Dawn Fraser: labelled a 'blatant racist'

One of Australia's most celebrated Olympians, Dawn…

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Twelve Questions: Sam Judd
Twelve Questions: Sam Judd

Sam Judd is the co-founder of Sustainable Coastlines, an organisation that works with businesses, school kids and criminals…

Primary teacher 'touched girls'
Primary teacher 'touched girls'

Teacher accused of indecently touching nine girls aged under 12.

'Parents should not be paying' - Ministry
'Parents should not be paying' - Ministry

Dozens of parents who pay for extra teacher aide time for their special needs kids say they have no other choice, despite…

'Every day I fight for my son'
'Every day I fight for my son'

Desperate parents of special needs children are being forced to pay for teacher aides as state funding falls short.

Education

Schools lawyer up
Schools lawyer up

Furious parents are threatening principals with legal injunctions if their kids are overlooked for sports…

Jack Tame: That's life — sometimes it sucks

An education will teach you that sometimes stuff sucks. I don't always love working, but hey, here we are, writes Jack Tame…

Full tummies another task for teachers?

Schools are digging into their teaching budgets - in some cases relying on donations from principals and teachers - to feed…

Verity Johnson: 'Being rebellious is hard'

When you're 15, standing up to school is standing up to the biggest power you know, writes Verity Johnson.

Kura tells students, families it won't open
Kura tells students, families it won't open

The kura at the centre of a controversy involving a student being slapped is facing closure.

Pornography teacher 'named and shamed'

Maths teacher Simon Toon was found guilty of an indecent act in a classroom, but had fought to keep his name out of the…

Marina Matthews: Current system "inaccurate" - Hekia Parata

Everyone wants to live in a neighbourhood with good schools. The publication of decile rankings is often seen as an opportunity…

Editorial: School ensured swipe was given oxygen

In over-reacting to a classroom speech, the school surrendered the high ground and provided ammunition for those eager to…

Teachers win right to ban junk food

In a move that has fired up parents, teachers in the UK have won the right to inspect pupils’ lunchboxes and confiscate…

Student fears backlash at school
Student fears backlash at school

The 15-year-old schoolgirl at the centre of a fracas over a provocative speech says she will miss her…

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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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