Education Headlines

Study challenges Govt on “system failure” for special needs

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

A UK study which has found that teacher aides in some cases did not improve learning, challenges the New Zealand Government to come up with its own research, as part of a general system-wide fix of special education in this country. Read more »

Government continues to fail students with special needs

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children with special needs are continuing to miss out on inclusive education because of an under-resourced and underfunded system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green. Read more »

Undergraduates gather for international research conference

Press Release – University of Auckland

Undergraduate students from 20 universities around the world have gathered at the University of Auckland for the 11th annual Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference. Universitas 21 is a global network connecting research-intensive universities … Read more »

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed

Press Release – Otago University

Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed A new method to determine biological aging in people still in their twenties and thirties has emerged from analysing data from participants in the University of Otagos long-running Dunedin … Read more »

Victoria’s new council needs democratic accountability

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

Victoria University’s proposed new council will lack independence if it does not allow staff and students to elect representatives says TEU national president Sandra Grey. Read more »

Victoria University proposes undemocratic council

Press Release – VUWSA

Victoria University proposes undemocratic council Victoria University of Wellingtons proposed new council constitution is undemocratic, according to students. The President of the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association (VUWSA) Rick Zwaan … Read more »

Celebrate Matariki on the Waterfront This Month

Press Release – Waterfront Auckland

Matariki on the Waterfront is back for 2015 for its fourth year at Waterfront Auckland this July 17th, 18th and 19th. Matariki Festival is a month-long celebration, and as the largest indigenous celebration in the country, the final weekend on Auckland’s … Read more »

Student Nurse Awarded National Scholarship

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT nursing student Kathy Kupenga was stunned to open an email telling her she was to receive the prestigious Te Apa Mreikura scholarship, one of only two made nationwide by the Ministry of Health. Read more »

Online assessment tools to lift numeracy and literacy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched two new tools to help lift numeracy and literacy. Read more »

Funding for more bright ideas to save waste

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A fund which helped turn trash into treasure is available again for new projects throughout the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

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