SecondaryEd news 5 July 2017

Gender-neutral rules just make sense; Waitakere College chuffed to be recognised; EdCouncil to take over PLD; and more...

PPTA supports gender-neutral jewellery rules at schools
Auckland City Harbour News
PPTA president Jack Boyle said gender-based rules were not helpful. In May the PPTA also supported a push towards gender-neutral school uniforms.

PPTA concerned about transfer of PLD to Education Council remit
School News
The Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) says it is concerned about how teachers will continue to access professional learning and development (PLD) once it is managed by the Education Council.

Fears teacher diversity at risk
Otago Daily Times
The Education Council is consulting teachers about a proposal to raise the minimum entry level to the profession to postgraduate level.

Medicine, engineering top earners
Otago Daily Times
The Ministry of Education has just released a report showing the earning potential of young graduates ranked by different fields of study.

Queenstown school drama class connecting with professional theatre company through livestream
TVNZ
Previously it would have cost hundreds of dollars and a seven hour return trip for Wakatipu High School students to see professional theatrical productions such as the Twelfth Night, but now they are a mere click away.

Want to be rich? Don't study acting
New Zealand Herald
The Ministry of Education has just released a report showing the earning potential of young graduates.

Waitakere College 'chuffed as' after national recognition
Western Leader
The school created history when it scooped the excellence in teaching and learning award at the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards on June 30.

Teachers' PLD to become Education Council's responsibility
NZ Education Review
Responsibility for teachers’ professional learning and development (PLD) will be transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council.

 

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