Spring 2012

GERM warfare

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Charter schools Legislation to allow publicly-funded private charter schools to be run by people with no teaching experience and to employ unqualified and unregistered teachers will be introduced to Parliament…

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The real deal on decile funding – rich kids still get more

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Key points Decile funding is not enough to close the gap between rich and poor students. “Parent help” in a low decile schools is just as likely to mean the…

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Skill 'em or drill 'em

By Michelle Nixon 27 October, 2012

[g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Skill ’em – Finland A free public education system with small schools, small classes, and rigorous teacher selection and…

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Don't fence them in

By Sarah Jones 27 October, 2012

[g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Key points Open-plan learning spaces, with the pedagogy to match, are driving learning innovation in New Zealand schools. The…

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Support staff exemplar

By Michelle Nixon 27 October, 2012

An innovative Auckland school has integrated support staff into the heart of its working life. Robyn Claxton talks to Michelle Nixon. Robyn Claxton loves her job as database manager at…

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From the ground up

By Jenny Davies 27 October, 2012

Key points Pasifika families are thriving on a new project that trains parents to be home-based early childhood educators.The Wellington Kindergarten Association project enables Pasifika parents to keep their children…

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I Love Learning

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Students from all around the country uploaded more than 2000 artworks to the “I Love Learning” website. [g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Students from…

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Forage and eat!

By Stephanie Mills 27 October, 2012

I loved school. I wasn’t a great scholar but I loved the camaraderie and the sports. My favourite time was morning tea and lunch. Looking back now I see how…

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