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Winston Peters criticises foreign student numbers
Winston Peters criticises foreign student numbers

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has criticised the number of foreign students choosing to study here.

Opinion: Charter schools about choice

Most teachers and their unions don't seem to understand the rationale behind charter schools, writes Peter Lyons.

Cost of buying in top zones

Parents could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by skipping houses in elite school zones and paying to privately educate…

Future Auckland: School to shop floor

Auckland is a great place - but it can be even better. In the second of our five-part Future Auckland series we aim to stimulate…

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Play of the day: Three players injured in one ball video Play of the day: Three players injured in one ball

In a recent Victorian Premier League match between…

Auschwitz survivors mark liberation anniversary video Auschwitz survivors mark liberation anniversary

Auschwitz survivors made emotional private visits…

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International students flocking back
International students flocking back

International student numbers have bounced back after years of decline, driving the value of the country's fifth largest…

Parents struggle to afford school iPads
Parents struggle to afford school iPads

Some parents are being pushed into debt as a result of increased demands to shell out for digital devices for their children's…

Oxford-bound teen's success bittersweet
Oxford-bound teen's success bittersweet

Teenager who took a year off school to nurse gravely ill mother makes it into Oxford University. But she wasn't able tell…

Beware computer extras, students told
Beware computer extras, students told

Parents have been warned about buying unnecessary add-ons as retailers take advantage of the requirement of many schools…

Education

The real cost of 'free' education: $35k
The real cost of 'free' education: $35k

The cost of a 'free' education in NZ is $35,000 - and that's raised concerns some children won't return…

Tertiary fee hikes outstrip allowances

The rising cost of tertiary fees is reflected in the latest student loan borrowings figures released yesterday by Statistics…

Shelley Bridgeman: For or against school uniforms?

The value of uniforms has been hotly debated since at least since I was wearing the blue tunic required by Hastings Girls'…

University uses drones to fly high

Drones have a measure of infamy because of their military use - but an AUT senior lecturer and her postgraduate students…

Rose Patterson: Govt silent on failing charter school
Rose Patterson: Govt silent on failing charter school

One of New Zealand's first charter schools is failing, abysmally, and the Ministry of Education must…

Peter Lyons: Forget evil rich - flaw is in the system

A natural outcome of a market economy must be inequality of incomes. They are a necessary and desirable outcome, writes…

A day in the life of... a Playcentre parent

As far as picking a day-in-the-life of Talia Goodger goes it's seemingly a poor one: a wet morning with 23 preschoolers…

Hayo Reinders: Goodbye classroom, education's new era doesn't need you

It is a cliche to say that technology is having a major impact on our lives. However, many elements of higher education…

Students hit web for NCEA scores

It didn't take Rahui Mosby's family long to learn about her outstanding NCEA results. "Mum was looking over my shoulder."…

New push to revive forgotten words
New push to revive forgotten words

Word-lovers are being encouraged to ditch new coinages for long-lost words that may have fallen out…

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Primary Education

Jamie Whyte: Profit-seeking and preschools go together
Jamie Whyte: Profit-seeking and preschools go together

If teachers were unpaid, they would be reluctant to do the job and, in the end, children would be worse off, writes Jamie…

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