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Smartphone technology is helping schools to report absences and check events.
Students with special learning needs are still missing out on help with exams, despite an expensive assessment fee being scrapped.
Are school holidays a time for kids to chill out and relax, or do they need some structured activities to stop them running amok?
Can your kids still string together a proper written sentence or has everything been reduced to text talk?
Rainbow looms and Dreamworks trading cards have taken Kiwi kids by storm.
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Our smartest kids may be missing out in the classroom, as teachers and resources are focused on helping their under-achieving peers.
A couple whose 9-year-old son was allegedly strangled and stomped on have had enough.
When it comes to judging the best picture books in the country, we have asked the true experts.
The bumps and bruises of childhood are being micro-managed out of existence and adventurer Bear Grylls thinks it's doing our children a disservice.
A programme designed to actively engage parents is lifting achievements rates and will be rolled out across New Zealand.
I've been letting my 5-year-old watch TV or the iPad after school, because it's just easier and, you know, I have things to do!
Would you ban presents at your child's birthday party? This mum did - what happened next might surprise you.
What do you do when mornings become a running battle, because your child doesn't want to go to school?
How did you manage the school holiday/work balance? Was it a juggle or did you have a plan?
A new survey suggests primary and intermediate teachers are being "stretched too thin".
Don't defend yourself, don't tell anyone and mock yourself when a bully attacks you, this was actual advice sent home with students.
Getting your kids stuck into their Lego stash these holidays could pay off.
A school principal using his connections to the tooth fairy made a huge difference to a little girl's day. Have a look at this heartwarming letter.
My son's teacher was concerned about his obsession with marks. Yes, my son is driven to succeed. Unhealthily so.
I thought having a child at school would open up my days and make life a little easier – but I was wrong.
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