SecondaryEd news 27 June 2017

Principals burning out; high truancy in Northland; education issues in the Marshall Islands; and more

Briar Lipson: Charter schools no longer favoured by grants formula
New Zealand Herald
The primary teachers' union NZEI reports that partnership schools attract two to three times as much funding as state schools.

Linwood College to move for rebuild
Mr Edmundson said a transport plan would be developed with the Ministry of Education.

Marshalls high school students struggle with maths
Radio New Zealand
Reports from the Marshall Islands say only two high school students out of nearly 600 have scored high enough in mathematics to directly enter courses at the College of the Marshall Islands.

The Big Read: The final year and awful death of Gisborne schoolgirl Reiha McLelland
New Zealand Herald
The McLellands' complaint triggered an automatic referral to the Education Council's Disciplinary Tribunal.

Principal: Northland's high truancy rate 'not surprising'
Northern Advocate
The Ministry of Education attendance report, released this month, showed Northland had the second highest frequent truant rate (2.6 per cent) with 575 students unjustifiably absent for three days or longer during survey week - June 13 to June 17 - last year.

Alarm raised over principals' burnout rate
Radio New Zealand
"You have to ask, if the Education Ministry continue to duck and avoid these real issues, is that not why we are in this current situation?

UK - Feeling blue about the state of teaching? Here are reasons to be optimistic
The Guardian
With funding cuts and growing workloads, all is obviously not well in education – but teachers are regaining control

UK - Half of trans pupils in the UK 'tried to take their own lives', survey finds
The Guardian
Stonewall survey shows eight out of 10 trans young people bullied at school or college have self-harmed, despite instances of LGBT bullying decreasing



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