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SIT among the lowest for first-year retention

A report by the Tertiary Education Commission showed the Southern Institute of Technology had one of the lowest ...

The Southern Institute of Technology had one of the lowest first year retention rates in the country according to a new report

Dyslexia, our national blind spot

Dyslexia is common among the prison population, and even 40 per cent of adult workers struggle with literacy.

OPINION: In New Zealand an embarrassing 40 per cent of the workforce have insufficient literacy skills to do their jobs properly.

'Dad said 'prove everyone wrong', so I did'

Mikalah McAloon was told by her teachers she would never pass school, let alone university, due to her dyslexia.

Mikalah McAloon has shown how a life with dyslexia isn't a life without success.

'Dyslexics not dysfunctional'

Dickson at work at his former restaurant The Chef's Kitchen in Clevedon in 2016.

Adam Dickson was constantly kicked out of classrooms as a kid, labelled a delinquent, because he struggled to read or write.

Teachers quit over 'bullying' principal

At least six teachers, including two deputy principals, resigned from Halsey Drive School at the end of 2019.

The resignations come after 12 teachers signed a letter of complaint highlighting concerns of "intimidation".

Uni discovery could help treat dementia

The new discovery regarding brain blood pressure could help treat serious illnesses like dementia.

Discovering the brain has its own blood pressure means drugs could be developed to regulate it.

Pay up for best school zones

A three-bedroom leasehold townhouse in the Grammar zone in Auckland's Epsom sold for $265,000 in April.

Top zones command a big premium - but there are some options.

'The family has lost its compass'

Alastair Smith and wife Margaret Powell. The couple cycled and tramped around much of the globe.

Well-known cycling advocate Alastair Smith was the passionate navigator towards a bike-friendly future in Wellington and beyond.

Avoiding student loan arrest

Inland Revenue has the power to arrest people in certain circumstances when they are about to leave, or are attempting ...

Multiple attempts are made to contact student loan borrowers before arrest warrants are issued, lawyer says.

Accused teacher couldn't be found

A teacher was arrested at Auckland International Airport on Wednesday (file photo).

Teacher who allegedly had child sex images left NZ on a sabbatical, but couldn't be tracked through Europe.

Student debt at 'crisis level'

A woman was arrested at Auckland International Airport last Friday over her outstanding student debt (file photo).

Young Greens say there need to be other options for recouping student loan debt rather than an arrest at the airport.

Rangiora school opening soon

Foundation pupils Zac Bisset and Scarlett Harris, both 5, were the first to model the new uniforms and check out the ...

Building work at Rangiora's newest school, Te Matauru Primary, will continue after it officially opens for the school year.

Students breathe easy again

Isabella Lee passed all her exams last year, and is considering a career in film.

Of course, some haven't finished their NCEA journey just yet, with at least another year to get through.

Arrest over student loan

A woman was arrested at Auckland International Airport as she attempted to return to the United States (file photo).

Border arrests for overdue loans an "absolute last resort", Govt says, but no changes are planned.

Prep our kids for climate change stuff nation

"It is my opinion that students in our schools have a right to not only become aware of climate change, but to be ...

OPINION: What use is making money, getting a good job and having lucrative social connections in a world that is literally dying?

SIT shows strong ability to grow

Southern Institute of Technology working capital was well above the national average for Institute of Technologies and ...

The Southern Institute of Technology has shown it has a strong ability to grow compared to most polytechnics in the country.

Duolingo to add te reo Māori

The number of people who can speak conversational te reo Māori is on the rise and Duolingo could help boost that number ...

One of the world's most popular language learning apps will offer te reo Māori by the end of 2020.

Parents want more sex ed video

The Ministry of Education should support schools to engage with parents and caregivers about sex education programmes, a ...

Parents want information that helps them chat to kids about sex in the 21st century.

Life isn't over if you don't pass NCEA

140,000 students opened their NCEA results on Tuesday

Students across the country opened their NCEA results but at least one-in-five likely fell short of the 80 credits they needed to pass. 

Tenterhooks then relief for students

Nayland College student, Natania Ngawhau, 18, checks her NCEA results on her mobile phone.

Nelson students had a short but intense wait as they logged on for NCEA results.

NCEA results released online

NCEA results were released on Tuesday morning (file photo).

Thousands of students will find out how they fared in their NCEA exams today.

Plagiarism decreases at SIT

Plagiarism at the Southern Institute of Technology in Invercargill, saw a decrease in the number of people caught ...

Students caught plagiarising at SIT decreased last year after a three year spike.

Slip, slop, slap ... it's easy gallery video

Kaira Patel,15 months, gets ready for the Wellington sun.

All the coolest kids in the capital wear sunscreen.

Auckland uni letter concerning

The University of Auckland wrote to a student informing her she they had cancelled her student agreement for a breach of ...

OPINION: Our biggest university just terminated a student's enrolment - but did it have to be so brutal?

Free school meal maths

National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says the Government's free meals announcement was rushed and flawed.

How much would extending free school lunches cost and is it a good use of taxpayers' money?

Students appeal deportation threat

An international student is facing deportation after the University of Auckland cancelled her enrolment after she was ...

Uni's student association asking immigration minister to allow alleged rape victim to stay.

Accommodation provider failed to act on concerns

Pendrous and his stepfather, Anthony Holland.

A confidential report into the delay of discovering Mason Pendrous' body has revealed further failures by the accommodation provider.

Why Mason wasn't found

Mason Pendrous' death made headlines around the world after it was revealed he had been dead for up to a month before ...

New details on death of student Mason Pendrous reveal failures that led to his body not being found for weeks.

Should you study or get a job? stuff nation

"Higher education is not for everyone, and getting straight into work after finishing school can put you on the fast ...

OPINION: A degree could mean earning more, but a trade could bring financial security.

Student brought gun to uni

University students found themselves in hot water for breaching tertiary institute rules about 1800 times in five years ...

Student fined $1500 for storing a firearm on campus among nearly 2000 cases of misconduct in 5 years.

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