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The Education Ministry has come up with a new method of grouping schools with similar socio-economic student levels.
Massey University expects to record a smaller loss than forecast for 2023 - but is still likely to make further deficits before it achieves financial stability.
The Tertiary Education Minister has made a Budget bid to plug a gap in funding for projected growing enrolments.
Some New Zealand unis are at risk of running out of cash to pay their bills this year, a Tertiary Education Commission briefing warns.
Schools say they are having no trouble meeting the government's decree that they teach reading, writing and maths for an hour a day each on average.
Some neurodiverse children are struggling with the government's 'away for the day' ban on phones in schools.
Some schools' requirements are excessive and likely denying kids access to their local school, say advocates.
Universities are watching enrolments closely as they try to recover from their worst year on record.
Erica Stanford says there will be changes for initial teacher education, the education ministry, school property, and the curriculum Audio
Schools have been open for just a few days, but many have already adopted the government's ban on mobile phones before it comes into force.
In their briefings to incoming ministers, education agencies also highlighted serious financial challenges.
The Qualifications Authority said three years of Covid-related disruption were probably to blame.
Ministry documents reveal former partnership schools had major gaps in monitoring. Audio
Student loan repayments reached a high of $1.63 billion this year but overdue repayments exceeded $2.2b.
The Ministry of Education has also warned schools might push back on a ban and struggle to enforce it.
Tertiary Education Minister Penny Simmonds wants to restrict the use of the term 'wānanga'.
Only 46 percent of pupils attended classes regularly last term, Education Ministry figures show.
The number of unqualified people working as school teachers has more than doubled since the Covid-19 pandemic began and three of them are principals.
Falling enrolments and a skewed funding system are behind the super-institute's looming deficit.
Massey University wants to sell or lease nearly all of the Albany campus it has occupied for 30 years.
The estimates come amid warnings from secondary principals about shortages.
The Tertiary Education Minister says local management will decide if the hundreds of redundancies the super-institute had planned for April should go ahead.
Seven schools had serious financial problems last year and auditors warned of potential problems at a further 13.
New Zealand students may be some of the worst-behaved in the world. Or they might just have less tolerance for disruption in the classroom, a new survey has found.