SecondaryEd news 1 August 2017

The decile system is to go and be replaced with a risk index - will it work?

Decile destruction will bring 'culture change'
NZEI president Lynda Stuart and PPTA president Jack Boyle both described the decile system as having unfortunate unintended consequences.

Jack Boyle: PPTA quietly confident new funding model will be a success
Newstalk ZB Audio and Video, Newstalk ZB
The PPTA says it's quietly confident the Government's new school funding model will be successful.

Westland principal to be replaced
Otago Daily Times
In March this year, the ministry appointed a limited statutory manager to take over all staff and financial functions from the board of trustees, following the vote of no confidence by union members of the Post Primary Teacher Association, representing most teachers at the school, and ongoing reports of low staff morale.

Replacement of decile system a long time coming - principals
Radio New Zealand Audio
The replacement of the decile rating system for schools has been a long time coming, Secondary Principals' Association president Mike Williams tells Morning Report.

School decile system to be scrapped by govt
It has been a long-held view by the Education Minister Nikki Kaye and her predecessor Hekia Parata that the current decile system was discriminatory and stigmatised schools.

Teachers union wants schools 'underfunding' dealt with as decile system scrapped
We need to shift away from that as a country," said Education Minister Nikki Kaye in announcing the decile system will be scrapped.

How to turn young Kiwis on to politics
Newsroom Pro, Newsroom
"If you can’t let high school students elect their prefects, how can you possibly expect young people to then go into the system and vote?

Scrapping the decile system won't change perceptions of schools
The index would likely look at the risk of a student not passing NCEA Level 2 using 16 indicators, including beneficiary status, the age of their mother when they were born, ethnicity, and income

Community of Learning ready to roll in Mahurangi
Rodney Times
Under the Ministry of Education initiative, the schools will collaborate together to raise achievement.


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