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Education

School funding shake-up

There are winners and losers in the first school decile recalculation in seven years.

School on alert after threats

A girl targeted by an online predator raises alarm bells about social media use at a Waitara school.

Medicated since intermediate

Plumber doesn't know where he would be if he hadn't been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD.

Trouble or troubled? Teens overdiagnosed

Principal questions why "nerdy" or "quirky" kids are over-diagnosed with learning difficulties.

PPTA agrees on teaching roles

Secondary school teachers have agreed to include two controversial teaching roles from the Government's flagship education policy.

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

'You are going to achieve'

Principal Soana Pamaka Auckland's Tamaki College is stacking the odds in favour of its students.

Opting out

Private school eschews both National Standards and the NCEA, offering a mix of options.

Measuring up

'It's hard to argue with'

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.