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By the time your school's budget has been halved it will be too late

By Jane Blaikie 5 February, 2016

By the time your school’s budget has been halved (and the missing money has gone to the charter school round the corner) it will be too late to complain. Early…

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Onward!

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

 The temperature is rising in ECE as flaws in the current model grow ever clearer  [g1_row color=”dark-light” background_color=”#63cabf” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center center” background_attachment=”static” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ mobile_padding_top=”10″ mobile_padding_bottom=”10″ type=”default”] [g1_1of1 valign=”top” color=”dark-light”…

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Make their future fair

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

Educators are backing UNICEF’s new campaign for children’s rights. The campaign, Make My Future Fair – Meinga tōku āmua kia tika, and its interactive website highlights children’s rights as they…

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A tale of two fairs

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

The government is expected to announce this year changes to how schools are funded. Currently decile funding is meant to compensate for inequity. But as the tale of these two…

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We need to talk about wealth

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

Wealth matters and particularly so in education, says Max Rashbrooke. Yet for a government that likes data, the numbers available on wealth in New Zealand are fairly sketchy. Rashbrooke usefully…

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Sign up for captioning – here's why

By Jane Blaikie 11 November, 2015

The parent of a nine-year-old child who is deaf is promoting the benefits of TV captioning for all children. This funny video explains why. Helen MacKay is asking for signatures…

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Bucklands Beach Intermediate honours teachers

By John McRae 5 November, 2015

Here’s what the students did at one Auckland school.

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Remembering a teacher: Bridgette Tuipulotu

By John McRae 30 October, 2015

Today she teaches at May Road school in Mount Roskill where she uses some of the learnings she took from a very influential teacher. [g1_space] [/g1_space] See more in the…

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Remembering a teacher: Teariki Tuiono

By John McRae 30 October, 2015

Teariki’s experience of a teacher in his first year at University had a big influence on him. It made him comfortable in that potentially alienating environment and taught him a…

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Remembering a teacher: Joe Carey

By John McRae 30 October, 2015

All of which makes it hard to credit that, as a teenager, Joe struggled to ‘be himself.’ That he learned to feel comfortable in his own personality and express himself…

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