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The Best Gift to Give a Parent

Many years ago,  as a full-time undergraduate psychology student in the last semester before earning my college degree,  I  was an expectant mother of a daughter born one month after commencement. 881 more words

Family Engagement

12 Things We Learned This Week!

What did you learn this week? Let us know in the comments or at education@ngs.org.

This week, we learned …

… that breakfast is not… 305 more words


Targeted funding allocation the same yearly amount as the asset attempt on Rangiora

As far as National education budgets are concerned, teacher organisations get what it costs the government to get them off its back.

That cost was obviously nothing, as the school allocation is going from $13.9 billion to $14.2 billion; a 2.2 per cent increase that fails to fund enough to keep up with school rolls – so a decrease. 545 more words

Education Policy

The six introductory paragraphs to a post-election posting in 2008: how did I do?

National: Smoke and mirrors? Part 1

 This posting (Parts 1 and 2) will explain why Nationals heavy-handed ‘tail’ and assessment policies will not only fail in their specific objectives but also have a serious effect on an already tense and unsettled teaching environment. 827 more words

Education Policy

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Researcher Charles Leadbeater points out that most of the population growth in the next 50 years will be in inner city slums in developing nation, creating a new educational challenge. 67 more words


Are Nepal’s education policies responding to local needs?

Over the last couple of months, I collected reports, evaluations, journal articles, and newspaper articles related to the School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP) – Nepal’s largest national education reform. 905 more words


Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Education Policy