"Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire," wrote the poet WB Yeats.
These ten stories prove his point.
Teaching students to have an appetite for learning is just as important as learning itself, says renowned neuroscientist Jared Cooney Horvath.
After being fed up with stories about multiple shootings, street fights and crime in South Auckland, 11 local school kids decided they wanted to tell a different story about their community.
At the age of 19, Paul Wood was sentenced to life in prison for murder. Now he's a Doctor of Psychology.
“One thing that we should probably start thinking of is having, as early as intermediate or early secondary school, future-oriented conversations with our students."
New Zealand's education system is failing Māori students by continuing to marginalise their culture, says Waikato University professor Mere Berryman.
The need for ongoing and relevant education has never been more important, particularly in this time of climate crisis, South African activist and educator Shirley Walters says.
While universities may not be intentionally excluding Māori and Pasifika, institutional habits and structures may be discouraging or excluding them, says researcher Dr Sereana Naepi.
Social sciences lecturer Gregory Smith talks to Jim Mora about how he dramatically turned his life around and how he sometimes helps others do the same.
Social entrepreneur Shay Wright is on a mission to empower and develop the next generation of Māori community and business leaders.
Education policy should “focus relentlessly” on reducing the gap between the education that the richest people get and the middle class get, says Yale law professor Daniel Markovits, author of The Meritocracy Trap.