The cost of "free" education

I think my kids’ school is awesome, so I’m not naming the school or myself here, because to do so would be unfair. They’re doing what they have to do to provide a quality education, even though the method really grates me sometimes. Unfortunately, it’s a method very widely used because schools have to be very creative to make budget. Read more

Breathing new life into the curriculum

When the new Labour-led government announced the end of National Standards this month, there were cheers around the country from teachers, principals and parents.

Their dumping spells an end of the high-stakes regime which troubled teachers, narrowed learning and teaching and made some children lose confidence in their ability. Read more

Were new charter schools rushed ahead of election?

Four  new charter schools were announced ahead of the election. Education Aotearoa questions the timing.  Read more


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New major sees physical education return to University of Canterbury

By EA Staff | 30 October, 2017

Next year, 2018, will see Physical Education return to the University of Canterbury as one of a series of new majors within the popular Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree. UC has a long and proud history of developing highly respected PE teachers and this new major is an exciting initiative towards continuing that tradition.

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A day in the life of a TPLT in-school support facilitator

By EA Staff | 30 October, 2017

Janelle Wood takes us through a typical day in her role as a TPLT facilitator. TPLT supports existing and new teachers of languages apply pedagogy that has a real and positive impact on student learning.