"Urgent improvement is required."
The Finance Minister says it comes amid "a greater than expected" number of returnees to New Zealand.
Principals want foreign teachers exempted so they can plug staffing gaps caused by the teacher shortage.
The education minister is concerned the country doesn't have the quarantine capacity.
PhD candidate calls for some post-grad students to be let in as essential workers
It's hoped the measures will reduce long-standing failure rates, particularly among Māori and Pasifika students.
"I reject the idea of gifting it to those who don't want it, and I don't want any part of forcing it upon those that hate it."
"These are the realities for a large proportion of our teachers."
It celebrated its reopening with an official, Dave Dobbyn-endorsed, welcome home.
Students have been told their studies will be a mixture of digital learning and physical attendance.
A new report has found there is a strong desire in schools to revitalise te reo Māori through education.
The incident appears to have breached the school's Code of Conduct and the teacher's Code of Professional Responsibility.
"There appears to be a perception that children are very likely to transmit COVID-19."
Teacher should have left students' posters alone if they didn't want to amplify the messages, says the Free Speech Coalition.
A Marist College student says it's indicative of systemic racism.
The course will produce qualified graduates for hundreds of new jobs expected to be created in the industry.
There's a warning the current attendance service is not working.
As the granddaughter of renowned poet Hone Tuwhare, Hana Tuwhare knows the legacy language can create.
Ethan Aloiai wore the hat to a Black Lives Matter protest in Auckland.
But he'll still continue as a professor at the university.