National Standards stories
Is voluntary cybersecurity enough for NZ's critical infrastructure?
Critical infrastructure - that term by itself sounds impressive, maybe even distressing. But what makes critical infrastructure so significant?.
Blogging keeps kids learning over 'summer slump'
Summer holiday slump in learning retention has been combated by a digital programme developed by the University of Auckland.
Primary students’ results improve with fibre broadband
The New Zealand Government’s investment of over $1 billion into ultra-fast broadband is beginning to show results.
Education sector rejects Govt's National Standards assessment tool
Educators slam new Govt assessment tool, claiming it narrows curriculum focus and undermines quality teaching by emphasising flawed standards.
National Standards in schools: New survey finds out what educators really think
New Zealand principals and teachers are questioning the impact of National Standards on student achievement and motivation.
Calls for review of national standards
NZ education sector demands a review of national standards, citing lack of confidence and effectiveness, per Principals’ Federation spokesperson.
Snapshot of key educational statistics now online
New educational data provides insight into school performance, drawing both interest and criticism over its accuracy and fairness.
PaCT sent packing by teachers
A computerised national standards assessment tool, which is expected to be compulsory for every primary school student in 2015, has been given a red light by leading teaching associations.
Nuts and bolts of govt fibre network
The devil is usually in the detail and so it may prove with the government’s ultra-fast broadband plan.