Results of an international study show New Zealand is continuing to perform above the OECD average in reading, maths and science but has slipped against some countries, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.
Education Minister Hekia Parata met with her counterpart, Hon Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Education for Australia today at the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood Education in Sydney.
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government will spend more than $31 million over the next three years to accelerate Māori secondary school student achievement, under the new Building on Success programme.
The Government is providing $10.5 million in additional funding for schools to raise student achievement in maths and science, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Science and Society project, a unique joint education-science sector plan to lift engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across New Zealand.
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced three new members and three reappointments to the Careers New Zealand Board, and welcomed the release of the results of the Crown Entity’s Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) review.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister and Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced that 80 per cent of classrooms across greater Christchurch will be modernised within ten years changing the way children and young people learn.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has appointed six new board members to the Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation to continue to grow the Foundation and its relationships with education providers.
Significant developments in technology, a global recession and the move to a global economy have meant that our students need to be highly skilled to gain access to better jobs, better incomes, and better life opportunities.
The Government has committed a further investment of $53.8 million over four years in early childhood education funding as a result of continued increases in participation numbers, especially amongst Māori and Pasifika children, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.
Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched the inaugural Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards which aim to recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching, leadership, community engagement and governance.
Representatives from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are currently in New Zealand to study Learning and Change Networks (LCN) as part of their Innovative Learning Environment study.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Government will not appeal the High Court’s ruling on the judicial review sought by Phillipstown School and will instead resume consultation on its proposed merger with Woolston School as set out in the judgement.
Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced appointments to a Board that will oversee the transition from the existing New Zealand Teachers Council to the proposed Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is very pleased that a New Zealand-owned provider has been confirmed by the Ministry of Education to take on the publication of the iconic School Journal and the Ready to Read series.