Education

Ministry monitoring teacher retirements

Ministry monitoring teacher retirements

With many New Zealand teachers expected to reach retirement age over the next decade, the Ministry of Education is keeping a close watch on numbers.

Restrictions on school choice mooted

Restrictions on school choice mooted

Dunedin secondary school pupils may be forced to attend the school nearest to them if one option proposed by the Ministry of Education is adopted.

Schools expand for growing rolls

Schools expand for growing rolls Central Otago schools are experiencing a mini building boom and Cromwell is at the forefront.

ERO gives new school good report

An Education Review Office (ERO) report has revealed Bathgate Park School is thriving in the wake of the Ministry of Education's 2012 South Dunedin Schools Review.

Extra matches inflation, but is that sufficient?

Extra matches inflation, but is that sufficient?

While the Government's $857.8 million investment in early childhood, primary and secondary education over the next four years has been applauded, an education expert is questioning whether it is enough.

Teaching degree concerns

Teaching degree concerns

Government plans to raise graduating teachers to master's degree level have concerned an education specialist, who says it could bar fantastic would-be teachers from the profession.

Key's education initiative 'a winner'

Key's education initiative 'a winner'

An education leadership specialist at the University of Otago has labelled the Government's latest pupil achievement improvement initiative, ''a winner''.

ERO calls for review of guidance

The Education Review Office has recommended the Ministry of Education review its formula for guidance counselling funding in schools after it found some schools were not able to account for how they were spending the money.

Manager costs 'through roof'

Manager costs 'through roof'

Otago principals are calling for the Ministry of Education to review the system for paying limited statutory managers (LSM) following claims some are charging ''exorbitant'' amounts of money which could be better spent on pupil education.

Poor communication skills attributed to gap in speech education

Otago pupils are lacking in communication skills because schools are struggling to teach speech to a necessary standard, New Zealand's Speech Communications Association (SCA) believes.

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