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Students starve to pay their bills

Students Hard-up students are scrimping on basic necessities due to shoe-string budgets, worrying student union leaders.

Too poor for NCEA

School classroom The cost of NCEA fees is forcing hundreds of Waikato students or their families to apply for financial assistance.

Ensoc students slated

ENSOC Car Rally Engineering institute lambasts students, whose RoUndie 500 event sparked complaints.

'Tickle torture' teacher acquitted

Air New Zealand generic An Auckland teacher accused of inappropriate touching has been acquitted of all charges.

Loopholes create school 'apartheid'

school generic Up to $250k being added to value of homes in "good school" zones to limit access to disadvantaged.

Teaching is my theatre

classroom Eve McSoriley says teaching is great, but you need a sense of humour if you're going to get through.

A very steep learning curve

Costas Thrasyvoulou is nearly finished his teacher training and says it's the toughest thing he has done.

No breaks for teachers

We are about the children

Funding 'pitiful' for school with needs

Linda Munkowits A tight budget hasn't stopped Manuka Primary School in Auckland from enrolling more special needs children.

Principal a fan of standards

The principal of Elm Park School is a fan of publishing her school's National Standards results.

The ambulance at the top of the cliff

Govt doesn't count 'miracles'

School sets its own standards

Waerenga School's principal puts its success down to involving parents in their children's learning and targeting kids who are slipping behind.

IT 'geeks' have the last laugh

keyboard You might be called a computer nerd, but the odds are stacked in your favour for getting a job, and a well-paying one at that.

IT industy offers rich rewards

Smart with numbers? Good with technology? The IT and tech industries await your call.

Fun to be had with 'nerd' study

Advice on working in IT

What it's like working in IT

Jonathan Eagle is a developer at tech firm Fronde. He talks about what his job involves and why he likes it.