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Education

Zone proposal 'reeks of snobbery'

Carmela Hughes and Ardit Hoxha Fears for Auckland's Selwyn College if kids from lower socio-economic suburbs are excluded.

Discipline numbers for pupils improve

classroom 6:51am Fewer pupils are being sent out of school for bad behaviour.

Short list of $200m schools

School classroom The Education Ministry is down to two private contenders in the race to build four schools for $200 million before 2018.

Kids consider IT 'a bum subject'

Report shows gradual decline in the proportion of students enrolled in science-related subjects.

Loan defaulters eluding arrest

Generic money Student loan defaulters living abroad elude "border arrest" despite IRD drive.

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.