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Māori children can feel 'isolated' at school - report

Kelvin Davis says it's "heartbreaking" to hear some of their comments.


Former students 'shattered' by death of Rotorua teacher in car crash

"Thankyou for making those schooling years that little bit more manageable."


What children say is missing from their school experience

If the pupils were in charge, here’s what they’d do.

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Christchurch Boys principal responds to upskirt photo

Rule changes have been administered after a video of a teacher was uploaded to a porn site.


Christchurch students reportedly took upskirt photo, put video of teacher on porn site

Christchurch Boys' High School has clamped down on cellphone use after several unsavoury incidents.


NCEA full of holes - study

Teaching to the test is leaving gaps in students' knowledge, new research has found.


Corrections apologises for failing to tell schools about sex offenders

Sex offenders were housed nearby to Auckland schools for more than two years.


How NCEA is letting our kids down

A new report says giving meat processing and maths equal billing is ruining our kids' education.

2018 enrolments are strong according to Otago Polytechnic's chief executive.

Not all polytechnics are struggling - Otago CEO

He says the institute is performing "exceptionally well".


School with no students likely to close

But a rural advocacy group is fighting to keep it open.

The study was published in Disaster Prevention and Management.

Teachers hit hard with PTSD after quakes - study

They played important roles in supporting the emotional recovery of students and families.

Who wants a free education?

You want a free education? Then the Government should get a say in what you study

Churning out more arts graduates is not the answer to growing our economy, writes Sarah Perriam.

A panel of students told The Panel what they want to see in NZ schools.

What's missing in NZ schools? Students chime in

"I can tell you a lot about Nazi Germany, but can I really tell you about the ethnic cleansing of my moana?"

The government is giving the West Coast's struggling Tai Poutini Polytechnic a $33-million bailout.

Govt gives West Coast polytech $33m bail out

The Education Minister says Tai Poutini “simply cannot afford” to repay its debts.

An intermediate school in Auckland has put restrictions on kids using technology

UK inquiry finds cyber bullying 'inescapable'

Researchers in Britain took a defeatist approach, but one Auckland school is still battling the issue.


Teacher enrolments drop 40 percent in six years

There's now a massive shortage of teachers in New Zealand.


Engineering school prank sparks outrage

One Arts lecturer is disappointed to see that kind of prejudice promoted by other lecturers.

Guest host Judy Bailey had some tough questions for Chris Hipkins on The Project.

Judy Bailey grills Chris Hipkins on teacher salaries

The Education Minister spoke to The Project - and he didn't get off lightly.

Just 12 percent of New Zealand's primary school teachers are men.

Lack of male teachers means boys are missing out - principal

Just 12 percent of primary school teachers are men.

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'Northland Māori don't just want jobs, we want careers'

New initiative encourages students to consider a wider range of post-school options.