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Schools lawyer up
Schools lawyer up

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

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.

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Highlanders arrive home after victory video Highlanders arrive home after victory

More than 2000 fans descended on Dunedin International…

Body found in Wellington Harbour video Body found in Wellington Harbour

A body has been found floating in Wellington Harbour…

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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'
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
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
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…

Education

Teachers win right to ban junk food
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…

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 last day of classes…

Investigation into school email error

Two investigations are being carried out as to how an email revealing alleged family violence was accidentally sent to students…

Younger students face testing times

School students face more testing after the Education Minister revealed options to assess pupils aged 13 and 14.

Tom Haig: Are teachers really lazy?
Tom Haig: Are teachers really lazy?

So following on from puffer jackets a few weeks ago, the big education story of the moment is a student…

Teen 'was never suspended'

The principal at Napier Girls' High School has met with Anela Pritchard and her family and says that the issue has been…

'Teachers are PAID to TEACH us'

A 15-year-old girl was stood down from school after making a speech which claimed her teachers needed to work harder, rather…

Should pre-teens take contraception?

Senior academics at the University of Otago have called for a free contraceptive programme to be made available to teens…

Principal censured for slapping student

An Auckland school principal who slapped a pupil across the face has failed in a bid to keep his name secret.

Police checks: Schools short-staffed
Police checks: Schools short-staffed

Schools and childcare centres are short of teachers because of a new law requiring police vetting for…

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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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