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More choice and flexibility the way to help under-achievers

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 2:15 pm | Education Forum

The large number of under-achieving kiwi students highlighted by the OECD this week shows the need for more flexibility and choice for parents to get students into schools and styles of learning that best suit their needs, says the Education Forum. More >>

School Choice Working Party has Quality Report

Tuesday, 16 February 2010, 2:50 pm | Education Forum

“The report of the National, ACT and Maori Party Working Group points the way forward in important areas of education policy”, the chairman of the Education Forum, Byron Bentley, said today. More >>

Paper recommends reform to boost quality teachers

Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 4:04 pm | Education Forum

Significant reforms to teacher training and pay and school management are necessary to encourage quality teachers to all New Zealand schools, says a new paper from the Education Forum. More >>

A proposal to improve school and teacher quality

Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 3:56 pm | Education Forum

How to fill schools with high-quality teachers, allow them to get results and get better access to professional development More >>

Universal student allowance too high a cost

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 4:46 pm | Education Forum

A universal allowance for tertiary students would come at too high a cost to New Zealand, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

No Justification for Universal Living Allowance

Friday, 4 July 2008, 12:11 am | Education Forum

There is no justification for New Zealand to introduce a universal living allowance for students in the tertiary education sector, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque.  Mr LaRocque was commenting on the call for the introduction ... More >>

New member for Education Forum

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 2:16 pm | Education Forum

The Education Forum is pleased to welcome the new executive director of Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ), Deborah James, as a member. More >>

National loan position barrier to tertiary quality

Friday, 1 February 2008, 9:36 am | Education Forum

National's student loan position a barrier to tertiary education quality The National Party announcement that, if elected, it will not reverse Labour’s ‘no interest’ student loan policy will see the continuation of an unaffordable and wasteful tertiary ... More >>

Student Loan Policy Is Increasing Cost To Taxpayer

Friday, 28 December 2007, 10:11 am | Education Forum

The number of students borrowing under the loan scheme rose by 8.4% between 2005 and 2006, while the value of loans drawn down during the year increased by nearly 12%. Both occurred despite a decline in the number of government-funded students. More >>

Curriculum can't succeed without better resourcing

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 12:38 am | Education Forum

The new school curriculum out today has good intentions but needs to be backed up by good teachers and the right amount of resourcing if it is to succeed. More >>

20 Free Hours – in a Humpty Dumpty Sort of Way

Monday, 2 July 2007, 10:34 am | Education Forum

Today’s announcement of a 62% opt-in rate for the government’s 20 free hours early childhood education (ECE) scheme is illusory, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Flaws in 20 Free Hours Further Exposed

Thursday, 14 June 2007, 1:17 pm | Education Forum

The controversy over a Tauranga childcare centre's increased charges for some children and the imposition of an 'optional charge' by the Auckland Kindergarten Association has further exposed the flaws in the government's 20 free hours early childhood education ... More >>

Fix 20 Free Hours or Scrap It

Friday, 30 March 2007, 2:42 pm | Education Forum

It is time for the government to fix or scrap its proposed policy of providing 20 free hours of early childhood education for 3 and 4 year olds, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Education Forum supports call for review of NCEA

Friday, 23 March 2007, 9:37 am | Education Forum

The Education Forum has come out in support of the call from several quarters for an independent review of the NCEA. “Given the concerns expressed about various aspects of the NCEA over an extended period, an independent review is essential if ... More >>

Support for PPTA call for tech curriculum review

Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 9:21 am | Education Forum

Education Forum chairman Byron Bentley has came out in support of today's call by the Post Primary Teachers' Association for a review into the technology curriculum. More >>

New leadership for Education Forum

Thursday, 14 September 2006, 11:02 am | Education Forum

The Education Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and Deputy Chair - prominent school leaders Byron Bentley and Roger Moses. Mr Bentley (principal of Macleans College in Auckland) will replace outgoing chair John Morris, who will ... More >>

Making School Choice Work

Friday, 8 September 2006, 11:51 am | Education Forum

Schools should be given more management autonomy and greater freedom to open, expand and close, according to a newly released report by Harvard University Professor Caroline Hoxby. More >>

Contracting out of education delivery

Thursday, 29 June 2006, 10:36 am | Education Forum

A report examining governments contracting for the delivery of education services finds a wide range of models have been implemented around the world. More >>

Student loan access for thousands under threat

Friday, 26 May 2006, 9:48 am | Education Forum

Thousands of students could lose access to student loans from next January because of a little publicised and 'senseless' Budget initiative, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

PTEs are 'more responsive to needs of industry'

Monday, 17 April 2006, 2:59 pm | Education Forum

New Ministry of Education research, finding that private training establishments (PTEs) are more responsive to industry needs than public tertiary institutions, highlights the national interest in their having equitable public funding and regulation, says ... More >>





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