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STA panicking over Richard Green challenge: also reference to Far North and Whangarei

Communities of Learning implementation

NZSTA regional executives are reporting significant issues for boards of trustees in all regions regarding the implementation of Communities of Learning (COLs). 316 more words

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Dear board of trustees and principals: At last, a genuine challenge to NZSTA leadership – real consultation and putting children first

This website with its 3000 readers knows well the outstanding work Richard Green has done in schools and for schools and pledges its full support to the exciting prospect of a NZSTA leadership that consults properly and puts the needs of children and schools first. 511 more words

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In 2008 an ironic quest for Trevor to be our Moses – in 2016 that posting just slightly adjusted

Trevor: as a Moses for the primary school education system, you failed us

Dear Trevor:

Best wishes for your aspirations to be a speaker; you will make a good one. 2,557 more words

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NMSSA results and NS: more evidence of high stakes inflation

The National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) project began in 2012 and assesses student performance across the y. 4 and y. 8 alignments as set in the New Zealand Curriculum. 649 more words

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Maori plan is egregious education and aberrant democracy

This situation with 21st century curriculum development is unconscionable: we have the 2008 curriculum; the ministry mainly ignoring it and making it up in the name of national standards and controlling teachers; the education review office doing the same but imposing it in trash-talk style; the private providers adding their twist to it; and the Education Council coming in over the top with more regulation and bureaucratic procedures – and no one speaking up for teachers. 1,213 more words

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Educational Excellence Everywhere: what is the real agenda?

In May I spoke at a meeting of teachers and parents in Sandwell – talking about the White Paper ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere‘ and what I believe is the real agenda behind this policy. 15 more words

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