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The Education Ministry needs to raise minimum standards and protect under-five year olds from cold, crowded and noisy early childhood centres, a group of researchers say.
Six New Zealand universities have slipped and two have improved in a global league table of the top 1000 universities.
A private training institute was enrolling foreign students with insufficient English, passing when it should have failed them, and offering an "inordinate" number of holidays.
Governance and management of the country's largest polytechnic, Unitec, is under scrutiny after it ran up a $31 million deficit and incurred a warning from its auditor.
Proposals for an overhaul of the NCEA qualification have met a mixed response from teachers cautious about the workload the changes might create.
Teachers of Latin and Sculpture are fighting plans to drop the subjects from the annual scholarship exams.
Children with disabilities and complex needs will get the biggest boost from education funding in the government's Budget.
Independent assessors are checking the marks of 2050 students at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and enrolments in some courses have stopped following a Qualifications Authority investigation.
Pay talks for primary school teachers begin today and the outcome will be critical for resolving the teacher shortage, the New Zealand Educational Institute union says.
The school system should include greater recognition of Māori culture and knowledge, students invited to the government's first education summit say.
A plan to tackle teachers' unconscious bias against Māori students could deliver big improvements, schools that have already piloted a programme say.
The president of the Secondary Principals' Association says moving schools severely disrupts students' learning and without good data it is hard for schools to keep children up to speed.
Universities say schools' complaints about a desperate need for more teachers has contributed to a rise in enrolments in teacher education programmes.
The Education Ministry has found evidence of problems including abuse of children, poor health and safety and inappropriate staff behaviour in early childhood centres.
The era of steady increases in NCEA pass rates may be coming to an end.
An independent report on charter schools has deliberately avoided examining the schools' educational success because it is too early to judge their impact.
The government has warned the early childhood sector it could step in to limit the detrimental effects of competition and it wants to turn the tide away from privatised education.
Tertiary institutions are blaming immigration policies for big swings in foreign student enrolments that are likely to cost millions of dollars this year.
Pasifika early childhood teachers are warning that the supply of teachers who speak Pasifika languages is drying up because the English-language standard for entry to teaching courses is too high.
Early childhood teachers are critical of a gun safety kit an early childhood company has created for under five-year-olds.
Immigration New Zealand refused most of the study visa applications from some education agents in India, Vietnam and the Philippines last year.
Early childhood centres are struggling to hire qualified teachers and say a massive teacher shortage is to blame.
Babies and toddlers may be suffering toxic levels of stress because of unsafe minimum staffing in early chidhood centres, advocates say.
Some early childhood centres are repeatedly falling below the minimum staffing levels designed to keep children safe, teachers say.
Whanganui principals are worried enrolments at some of the city's schools have fallen as low as 50 or 60 children and they might need government intervention.