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New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA) update on secondary education and union issues in the news, with the main focus on New Zealand.

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SecondaryEd news 23 September 2016

Media items selected by the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) as an update on secondary education and union issues in the news, with the main focus on New Zealand.

Struggles continue for Pasifika youth
New Zealand Herald
Helping drive the progress was a new leadership programme aimed at helping more Pasifika students go onto study at degree level, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

Porirua College’s first new principal in 20 years welcomed
They were also given advice from the Ministry of Education on how to run the process and to ensure the person they pick at the end is fit for the job.

NZQA reveals how THAT maths exam will be marked
New Zealand Herald
The national exam board has today revealed how it will mark the controversial NCEA maths exam which left some students in tears.

Students head online to test NCEA exams
Radio New Zealand
Thousands of teenagers have been getting a sneak peek at the future of NCEA exams this month.

Ivan Snook: School students deserve better than this
Dominion Post
Thus, while "national standards" and NCEA results continue to rise, our comparative international results plummet.

Calls for overhaul of special education system
Radio New Zealand
Protesters delivered an open letter for Education Minister, Hekia Parata, which was backed up by a petition.

Access: When can we talk about the money?
Public Address
At the moment in our free education system we’ve got a situation where schools are having to fundraise in order to top up the special education funding they get from the Ministry of Education.

Fiji education ministry gag on teachers 'outrageous'
Radio New Zealand
Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, says an attempt by the government to muzzle teachers is outrageous.

Pedal power boosts N Carolina pupils' performance
A US schoolteacher who introduced pedal power into her classroom to get her pupils to focus more has said it has led to a significant increase in their performance.