Archive for the 'Education' Category

Academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

Press Release – University of Auckland

University academic appointed Chief Education Scientific Advisor

The University of Auckland has today congratulated Professor Stuart McNaughton for his appointment as Chief Education Scientific Advisor for the Ministry of Education. Read more »

Ministry appoints Chief Education Science Advisor

Press Release – Ministry of Education

Media release

22 July 2014

Internationally recognised Professor takes new role with Ministry of Education Read more »

Still a way to go but getting there says Parata

Press Release – NZ School Trustees Association

Still a way to go but getting there says Parata

New Zealand still has a way to go in providing every student with the quality of education they need and deserve, the Minister of Education told school trustees this weekend, but we are closing in on it. Read more »

Will plus skill needed for healthy school culture

Press Release – NZ School Trustees Association

Will plus skill needed for healthy school culture

Developing a healthy school culture takes will and skill according to author and school improvement guru Dr Anthony Muhammad. Healthy school cultures are essential to provide equal opportunities and reduce the achievement gap. Read more »

Winter Lecture Series to explore the future of business

Press Release – University of Waikato

21 July, 2014

Winter Lecture Series to explore the future of business

If Steve Crowhurst’s successful online retail venture is anything to go by, it’s easy to understand why so many businesses head online to trade. Read more »

Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies

Press Release – University of Auckland

Experts highlight big gaps in healthy food policies

16th July 2014

Healthy food policies to promote childhood health and reduce obesity are lacking, according to a report highlighting the policy priorities assessed by an expert panel of more than 50 New Zealand public health professionals, medical practitioners and NGO leaders. Read more »

Fast forward through architecture and planning

Press Release – University of Auckland

Fast forward through architecture and planning

Outstanding practitioners in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will present their work for discussion and debate at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture series. Read more »

Education Advocacy Group “Deeply Concerned” Over Decision

Press Release – COMET Auckland

Education Advocacy Group “Deeply Concerned” About Education Council Decision

Decision shows Education Minister has lost faith in NZ’s teachers Read more »

Every child is nurtured at Little Feet Preschool, Auckland

Press Release – Little Feet Preschool

Every child is valued and nurtured at Little Feet Preschool, Auckland

Little Feet Preschool is a privately owned centre located near Sylvia Park in Mount Wellington, Auckland. Read more »

2014 Science festival ‘a blast’

Press Release – The New Zealand International Science Festival

Media release – Sunday 13 July 2014

2014 Science festival ‘a blast’

New Zealand International Science Festival, Dunedin, 5-13 July 2014 Read more »

1814: Settling the First Settlers – Ka māoritia te Pākehā

Press Release – University of Auckland

1814: Settling the First Settlers – Ka māoritia te Pākehā

The bicentenary of the arrival of Pākehā settlers in New Zealand will be remembered through this year’s commemorative 2014 University of Auckland Winter Lecture Series. Read more »

Canterbury research into Auckland eruption clean up

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Canterbury research into clean-up plans after an Auckland eruption wins an award

July 13, 2014

A University of Canterbury geological sciences postgraduate has won a competition about communicating his thesis investigating the clean-up work required after an Auckland volcanic eruption. Read more »

Professor Robert Winston headlines ECE conference

Press Release – Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa

Media statement

Professor Robert Winston headlines early childhood education conference Read more »

Educating disadvantaged children

Press Release – University of Auckland

Educating disadvantaged children and the dangers of charter schools
The similarities in educating disadvantaged children in New Zealand and Chile and the dangers of charter schools are the subjects of a public lecture at the University of Auckland this month. Read more »

A New Head for EIT’s ideaschool

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

Media Release

A New Head for EIT’s ideaschool

Figuratively speaking, Chris Verburg is picking up the paintbrush as the new head of EIT’s ideaschool. Read more »

PhD student wins Fulbright Travel Award

Press Release – University of Waikato

9 July 2014

PhD student wins Fulbright Travel Award

University of Waikato second-year PhD student Monica Peters has won a $3000 Fulbright New Zealand Travel Award. Read more »

Upper Hutt schools latest to unite against govt plan

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

Upper Hutt schools latest to unite against government’s $359m education plan

The opposition of all primary principals and Boards of Trustees from Upper Hutt to the government’s $359m Investing in Educational Success policy reflects the growing resistance to the controversial scheme. Read more »

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori buoyed by te Reo commitment

Press Release – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

3 July 2014

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori buoyed by commitment to language excellence

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is impressed by Auckland University Faculty of Education’s recent request to proficiency test Māori medium teacher trainees. Read more »

Campaign to Give Cost of Living Adjustments to Students

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NZUSA Campaign to Give Cost of Living Adjustments to Students Gains Traction. Read more »

Auckland student represents NZ at Human rights lab in France

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand

7 July 2014

Auckland student to represent New Zealand at Human rights lab in France

23 year-old University of Auckland student Julia Reynolds will represent New Zealand at the second edition of LabCitoyen, an international Human Rights lab in France, gathering 82 young people travelling from 60 different countries. Read more »

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