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.
Amy Adams has capped off a trio of announcements in the battle to become National’s next leader, touting her blend of urban and rural values and experience as a minister.
A digital curriculum initiative that was announced by the previous government is due to begin a progressive roll-out next year. Is it still on track, and are we doing enough to prepare children for a new future? Shane Cowlishaw reports.
When will teachers know more about the fate of National Standards? What is the state of school infrastructure? How will tertiary education change under Labour? Shane Cowlishaw speaks to new Education Minister Chris Hipkins about his plans.
Soon the new Government will be announced and incoming Ministers will begin receiving their briefings (BIMS). Shane Cowlishaw does the work for the bureaucrats and writes a BIM for whoever is the next Education Minister.
In today's email we catch up on the weekend's election related news.
Bill English launched National's election campaign at the Waitakere Trusts Arena on Sunday with the announcement of a $379 million plan to improve maths, technology and languages standards in schools.
With just 29 days to go, health is shaping up as one of the hot topics in the sprint to election day. Facing unrest about DHB funding and long waiting lists, the Government is defending its track record while opposition parties hone in on the sore point.
In today's email we look past the silly hats into the detail from yesterday's campaigning, discuss land taxes and climate change, and share some weekend reads.
With 33 days to go until the election, United Future leader and Ohariu MP Peter Dunne has pulled his nomination, clearing the way for National to win the electorate after Dunne realised he was likely to lose to Labour's Greg O'Connor.