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More than 60 schools broke laws and regulations last year, and a further 44 had such bad financial problems the Education Ministry had to promise to underwrite them, an auditor report has revealed.
A government taskforce is proposing an overhaul of the school system that some say will dwarf even the Tomorrow's Schools reforms of 1989.
The government's fee-free policy is not encouraging more school-leavers to enrol in tertiary study, schools and tertiary institutions say.
Science teachers are blaming a focus on reading, writing, and maths for their subject's bad results in a national study of primary and intermediate schools.
Teachers lack the confidence and resources to deliver meaningful science lessons, the expert says.
Only one third of people believe the NCEA qualification system is working well, a review finds.
The biggest weakness for online schools is a lack of government funding, a select committee has been told.
Primary school teachers ended a week of rolling one-day strikes with a march, rallies and school closures in the Wellington region.
Primary school teachers and principals are defending their union's decision to continue with this week's series of one-day strikes despite an improved offer from the Education Ministry.
The government won favour with primary schools by quickly abolishing the national standards in reading, writing and maths but teachers and principals say their high expectations have not been met. Video
Principals are worried by official predictions that schools will be short of 2450 teachers by 2025.
The government is considering fast-tracking work visas for foreign teachers by recognising teaching as an official skill shortage area.
The government is trying to recruit overseas teachers in the midst of a global teacher shortage, a report shows.
The government needs to offer teachers more pay and less work if it wants to avert strikes in primary and secondary schools later this year, teachers say.
Schools' stop-gap measures for coping with the teacher shortage are masking the full impact of the problem, principals say.
School principals are dubious about research suggesting initiatives from other countries can help New Zealand fight rising truancy.
Auckland's primary schools will soon have 100 unfilled vacancies and principals around the country are nervous about finding enough teachers for 2019, school leaders say.
Seven of the country's polytechnics and institutes of technology are at a high financial risk while 10 are expected to have deficits, a Cabinet paper says.
The University of Auckland has warned that it will continue to slip in international rankings until government funding improves.
Primary school teachers and principals have rejected the Education Ministry's most recent pay offer.
An Indian woman facing deportation wants justice served on the men she says took thousands from her in return for work visas for IT jobs that did not exist. Audio
Rural schools have struggled to find enough relief teachers during the winter flu season with at least one sending students home because of a lack of staff.
The Philippines' ambassador is asking tertiary institutions to formally declare they won't use dodgy agents to recruit Filipino students. Video
Growing pressure on education spending is raising expectations the government will bankroll its education plans by trimming some of the $150 million-a-year set aside for a previous flagship policy.
The Education Ministry's latest offer in pay talks for primary teachers and principals is disappointing, teachers have told RNZ.