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Evidence that rich schools are able to cherry pick the best students from poorer communities. NZEI President Liam Rutherford joins the discussion. Audio
Principals at high decile schools have warned MPs that they are tackling problems like incest and drug addiction and they shouldn't be excluded from the government's policy of scrapping donations. Audio
OPINION: Figuring out the decile system and whether it makes the grade can be trickier than Year 10 maths. Toby Morris and Toby Manhire do their homework.
Structuring school funding according to whether or not children are deemed "at risk" could stigmatise those children, the government has been warned.
Targeted funding for schools, being considered as alternative to the decile system, would fit with the government's investment approach, the Prime Minister says. Audio
Some schools have jumped as many as five places in the Education Ministry's recalculation of deciles which determines how much funding they get. Audio
The number of students in low decile schools will rise significantly next year for the first time in more than a decade. Audio