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Education

Business leader recieves honorary doctorate

university graduates Sir Dryden Spring will collect the letters PhD handed an honorary doctorate by the University of Waikato.

Is a degree in NZ worth it?

university graduates Does getting a degree in NZ set you up for the job market or is it more debt than it's worth?

Student unions slam fees rise

University students Universities across New Zealand are tipped to again raise fees by 4 per cent.

School rules tip of hair-berg

Classroom School rules aren't there to dictate how kids look, they're there to develop self-discipline, John Mellor says.

Wintec faces fine for accident

Waikato Institute of Technology Wintec is facing a fine of up to $250,000 after being accused of failing to report an accident in which a student broke his ribs.

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.