$19.5m for complete replacement of Onepoto Primary School

Around $19.5 million will be invested to completely replace and rebuild Onepoto Primary School as part of Budget 2018, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

 

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Focusing school funding on equity for kids

23 May 2018

The Government is expanding work done on replacing school deciles to look more broadly at what’s needed to ensure all children, including learners from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds, get the support they need to learn.

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$13 million for leading-edge biotech research

23 May 2018

The Government and the University of Waikato are investing $13 million in a new research programme in Tauranga aimed at helping tackle some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand’s primary sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Hundreds of new classrooms and 1,500 new teachers

Budget 2018 represents a major step in the Coalition Government’s plan to rebuild the creaking schooling system, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

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Charter school contracts

As the next step in the transition of charter schools into the state school system, the formal process to end charter school contracts is starting today, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

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Vanguard to become designated character school

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced today that he has approved Vanguard Military School's application to become a designated character school within the state education system from 2019.

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Youth Advisory Group share their views

Problems with NCEA “credit farming” and overassessment, and the need for more vocational pathways into tertiary education are among the issues raised by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ Youth Advisory Group.   

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All existing charter schools apply to become state schools

All existing charter schools have submitted an application to become a state school, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Tertiary Education Institution Council Appointments May 2018

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced 26 appointments to tertiary education institution councils.

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First step towards fixing long-term teacher shortage

6 May 2018

An education workforce strategy started today is the first major step towards tackling a looming teacher shortage that threatens to engulf our schools if action is not taken, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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