Chris Hipkins’ thwarted budget ambitions
Ministers always want more money, and the education minister shares where his bids fell short.
Bargaining can’t rely on old-time warfare
Governments and unions need to learn from the protracted and conflict-driven teacher negotiations.
Former charter school remains in property limbo
A former partnership school in South Auckland remains without a permanent home. The 50 options put forward so far have been unsuitable, including one site in a strip mall with barbed wire.
Gaming’s meteoric rise
The Detail today looks at why the government and University of Canterbury have put millions of dollars into a gaming lab - and the incredible figures the industry produces.
Kids in school? How the Budget will affect you
The Government has set aside $265.6 million across four years to provide extra funding for decile 1-7 schools that opt to no longer ask parents for donations.
NCEA changes must dig deep
When we teach powerful disciplinary knowledge to students, it invests in them the inheritance of the past. Let’s hope the NCEA changes will do just that, writes Dr Michael Johnston.
Buckle-up folks, teachers aren’t done yet
Teachers still have goodwill to burn, so if the Govt won’t budge, then educators will continue to disrupt.
In the name of Mrs Hunter, I back teachers
Teachers will have a huge influence on most kids’ lives. Some may even be the interventionists who save their lives, writes Anna Rawhiti-Connell.