With the quality of New Zealand’s international education sector under the spotlight, the department charged with keeping tabs on the sector says it is only undertaking a quarter of the monitoring it should be. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Primary teachers and principals could barely contain their anger, and excitement, as their union launched a campaign seeking a $300 million annual pay rise for its members. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
New Zealand's multi-billion dollar export education sector faces a repeat of a 2003 collapse in its key Chinese market after the forced closure last month of the privately run New Zealand National College (NZNC) left many students feeling betrayed by authorities and stuck without qualifications or full refunds.
Education officials will be in for a hectic year after the announcement of sweeping reforms that will stretch from early childhood to the tertiary sector. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Labour's Maori caucus faced down criticism on Tuesday that the Government's policy to abolish charter schools would mean a return to the dark days of the state education system failing Maori youth.
Jacinda Ardern hopes a compromise will resolve a potentially nasty clash with Labour's Maori MPs and iwi leaders over the future of charter schools. Thomas Coughlan reports the two sides remain far apart.
The Government is set to celebrate the end of its 100-day plan, but what comes next - and how smoothly it goes - is another matter. Sam Sachdeva reports on the procedural manoeuvrings that could take place over the parliamentary term.
New Zealand faces a future without rural polytechnics. Can anything be done to save the declining institutions? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
New Zealanders both old and young who have done less than six months of tertiary education will have a year of free education from next year.
With the first year of tertiary study set to be free from next year, the industry is sitting in limbo as it waits to see the finer details of one of the new Government’s flagship policies. Shane Cowlishaw reports.