SecondaryEd news 29 June 2017

Compulsory digital literacy for years 1-10; Gaps found in suicide strategy; ECE teachers launch pay equity campaign; and more...

Frances Valintine: Digital literacy education vital
Newstalk ZB Audio and Video, Newstalk ZB
Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced digital literacy classes will soon be mandatory from Year One to 10. Tech Futures Lab chief executive Frances Valintine told Rachel Smalley an important pillar of digital literacy is what's known as "computational thinking".

Editorial: Technology curriculum is catching up with classroom practice
New Zealand Herald
Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a new school curriculum that involves teaching technology in years 1 to 10 and merging digital technology into everyday lessons.

Whanganui suicide submission highlights worrying gaps
Wanganui Chronicle
The steering group includes; Whanganui District Council, Ministry of Education, NZ Police, Iwi, Horizons Regional Council, ACC, WDHB, Sport Whanganui, NGOs, Ministry of Social Development, NZ Fire Service, Children's Team, Businesses, Corrections and Community.

High school students' report exposes 'crisis' number of youth offenders kept in adult police cells
A report written by Canterbury secondary school students has exposed the worrying frequency which New Zealand youth offenders are being detained in adult police cells for days on end.

NCEA 'purgatory': Passed but no credits
New Zealand Herald
More than 21,000 people who have passed NCEA exams in the past 10 years have never been awarded the credits because their parents never paid the exam fees.

Cooking the Books podcast: Is a university degree worth it?
New Zealand Herald
The latest stats from the Ministry of Education show the pay you can expect after earning your degree is dropping.

Coroner finds 'troubling' gap in Vulnerable Children legislation
Dominion Post
There was no evidence of sexual conduct but the Education Council's Disciplinary Tribunal last year censured Back and his partner, Wainui Beach School teacher Angie Mepham, for having an inappropriate relationship with the young teen.

Early childhood teachers launch pay equity claim
NZ Education Review
The claim for ECE teachers comes after the Ministry of Education has agreed with unions to start pay equity talks for around 12,000 teacher aides within a month of settling their current pay claim.

School drink pledge hailed
Otago Daily Times
Secondary Principals Association president Mike Williams said almost all schools had already stopped selling soft drinks and energy drinks.

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