Education Headlines

Sisters with Masters to graduate together

Press Release – University of Waikato

Hamilton sisters and University of Waikato masters students Mel and Kim Modlik (Te ti awa, Ngti Mutunga and Ngti Toa) are set to graduate side by side later this month. Read more »

Rod Oram – Hoping to Set Passion for Change Ablaze

Press Release – Christian World Service

The 7.3 billion people on our planet are intensely, intimately connected in ways previous generations could never have conceived, says business journalist Rod Oram. If a community fails, its country suffers. If a country fails, our world … Read more »

Regulation and funding key to quality early education

Press Release – Early Childhood Education

New Zealands early childhood education services are highly regarded internationally and generally of good quality. Read more »

Early childhood teachers back “factory-farming” report

Press Release – NZEI

A report highlighting the growing concern about quality in early childhood education endorses what ECE professionals have been saying for several years. Read more »

600 more beds at University of Auckland

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is to increase the number of beds available in its student accommodation by 600, or about 25 percent, over the next two years. Read more »

Victoria University – Murphy Building cleared

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Wellington Police has now concluded its search of the Murphy Building at Victoria University and can confirm no suspicious items were found. Based on the information available, Police are confident that any potential threat was localised to the Murphy … Read more »

Charter schools evaluation reveals next to nothing

Press Release – Green Party

The only useful conclusion in the Government-sanctioned evaluation of charter schools is the confirmation that smaller classes work better, the Green Party says. The evaluation, carried out by consultancy firm Martin Jenkins and released publicly yesterday, was … Read more »

Narrow and superficial report on charter schools – NZEI

Press Release – NZEI

The governments so-called evaluation of charter schools fails to address the key issue of how well students are being educated. Read more »

Finalists announced for the Making a Difference competition

Press Release – Inspiring Stories Trust

The charity Inspiring Stories, led by young New Zealander of the Year Guy Ryan, is proud to announce the finalists for its annual filmmaking competition, Making a Difference , following judging of entries by a panel of film industry professionals. Read more »

Otago University threat

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police are aware of a threat made via an online post that relates to the University of Otago. Read more »

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