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Is voluntary cybersecurity enough for NZ's critical infrastructure?
Fri, 6th May 2022
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data centre maintenance / management
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advanced persistent threat protection
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power / energy
Critical infrastructure - that term by itself sounds impressive, maybe even distressing. But what makes critical infrastructure so significant?.
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Blogging keeps kids learning over 'summer slump'
Wed, 24th May 2017
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e-learning
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national standards
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blogging
Summer holiday slump in learning retention has been combated by a digital programme developed by the University of Auckland.
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Primary students’ results improve with fibre broadband
Fri, 7th Apr 2017
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national standards
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ultrafast fibre
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pass rates
The New Zealand Government’s investment of over $1 billion into ultra-fast broadband is beginning to show results.
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Education sector rejects Govt's National Standards assessment tool
Tue, 14th Feb 2017
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edutech
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ministry of education
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national standards
Educators slam new Govt assessment tool, claiming it narrows curriculum focus and undermines quality teaching by emphasising flawed standards.
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National Standards in schools: New survey finds out what educators really think
Wed, 14th Dec 2016
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national standards
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nz council for education research
New Zealand principals and teachers are questioning the impact of National Standards on student achievement and motivation.
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Calls for review of national standards
Mon, 21st Oct 2013
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edutech
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pact
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national standards
NZ education sector demands a review of national standards, citing lack of confidence and effectiveness, per Principals’ Federation spokesperson.
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Snapshot of key educational statistics now online
Thu, 5th Sep 2013
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edutech
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schools
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ministry of education
New educational data provides insight into school performance, drawing both interest and criticism over its accuracy and fairness.
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PaCT sent packing by teachers
Wed, 19th Jun 2013
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edutech
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sms
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ministry of education
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.
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Nuts and bolts of govt fibre network
Tue, 13th Oct 2009
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nz
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national standards
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interoperability
The devil is usually in the detail and so it may prove with the government’s ultra-fast broadband plan.