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There are no short answers in an interview with the outgoing Education Minister, Hekia Parata, writes John Gerritsen.
A $50,000 allowance used to attract top principals to struggling schools is starting to pay off, say two of the first principals to get the extra money.
A crisis in arts teaching in primary schools is putting New Zealand's creative industries at risk, arts teachers say.
Teachers are enduring assaults that have included kicks to the groin and a pencil in the eye, primary school principals say.
Most universities have reported little impact from a predicted fall in the number of school-leavers enrolling in tertiary education this year.
Only half of primary school children are making the grade in music and drama, a national study shows.
Academic staff say they have been told to grade foreign tertiary students to a lower standard, and have seen marks mysteriously awarded to failed students. Audio
Educators and researchers are worried an OECD plan to test New Zealand 5 year olds against children of other countries could narrow Early Childhood Education curricula.
The school decile is not yet dead, but researchers are already thinking about how they will replace it with a new way of comparing schools and students from different backgrounds.
A new Hawke's Bay charter school is being paid for three times as many students as it has enrolled.
Parents could increasingly find themselves being asked to pay just to apply to enrol their children at school.
A controversial recommendation to reintroduce interest on student loans has made it into a final report to the government on tertiary education, but the government has ruled out the move. Audio
The ongoing concentration of Pākehā students in high-decile schools is bad for society, say educators.
University Entrance does not need changing despite some complaints it has become too complex, a review of the award has concluded.
An impossible-to-answer question in an NCEA maths exam was a late addition that was not checked independently, a review panel has found. Audio
A Wellington primary is teaching children in a caravan, and other schools are using libraries as classrooms, as they try to cope with a student number's boom.
An overcrowded Wellington school is hoping it can introduce a school zone without blocking disabled children from enrolling.
Education Minister Hekia Parata is at odds with teacher unions over how much money the government is spending on schools.
$40 million of public money is being spent every year subsidising foreign PhD students but they are less likely to remain in New Zealand than any other group of international students.
The Tertiary Education Commission is trying a new approach to improve Māori and Pasifika enrolment and pass rates, after institutions missed previous targets. Audio
Early childhood groups are urging the government to rethink what their sector is worth.
Some of the best teachers for top jobs can't be employed by schools because of the limits imposed by a multi-million dollar education policy, principals say.
Disabled schoolchildren are suicidal and stressed because they are not getting enough help for their disabilities, a select committee has been told.
A major overhaul of the education system must be put hold until children are consulted, the Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says.
Auckland school principals say a teacher shortage in the city is affecting the supply of relief teachers.