37 days ago

Should communities have more control over schools?

Josephine Franks Reporter from Whangarei Leader

A former Northland principal says the education system is "broken" for Māori learners - and the way to fix this is hand power back to communities.

Keri Milne-Ihimaera was the principal of Moerewa School for 10 years, where the community was deeply involved in the school - until a statutory intervention by the Ministry of Education, she said.

She said change needed to come from the ground up and be supported by those at the top – not the other way round. Do you agree?

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8 hours ago

What do you think of our local educators?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

He Puna Marama Trust have been turning around poor education statistics for Maori since starting in 2010 - now they are expanding into teaching IT to school leavers. What do you think? (Please put NFP if your comments are not for print)

8 hours ago

Election time: what do you think of the candidate numbers?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

Far North District Council has a record number of candidates running but some community board seats have low numbers. What do you think about the numbers? No personal or derogatory comments please! (Please put NFP if your comments are not for publication.)

10 hours ago



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