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Fewer pupils learning languages
Fewer pupils learning 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.

Baby at odds with older tots' learning

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

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Car slams into Auckland supermarket video Car slams into Auckland supermarket

A vehicle with two occupants sideswiped another vehicle…

Raw: Man rescued from building in Nepal video Raw: Man rescued from building in Nepal

Rescue workers in Kathmandu pulled a man from a badly…

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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…

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 boy would cry every…

Education

Radical reform at Auckland schools
Radical reform at Auckland schools

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

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

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

Union calls for early ed inquiry
Union calls for early ed inquiry

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

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?

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

Auckland Museum seizes imagination
Auckland Museum seizes imagination

Urbanlife participants go behind-the-scenes and gain practical training and work experience through…

Education Archives

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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