Posts Tagged ‘Charter Schools’

Freebies on offer at new charter schools Comments 0

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Free uniforms and stationery are on offer to those who enrol at a new charter school. Millions of dollars will be spent on new charter or “partnership” schools despite hundreds of spare places at surrounding state options. However, the Government says the schools, which open next year, will offer parents a new model of education, Read more

Election 2014: Future of charter schools debated Comments 0

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Another National government may introduce more charter schools to maintain diversity, but Labour says it would scrap them altogether. The announcements were made by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Labour’s education spokesman Chris Hipkins as they joined TVNZ’s Q+A discussion on Sunday. Continue reading Related Posts:VIP farewell for Br Sir Patrick LynchCatholic schools in South Read more

Destiny Church’s charter school bid declined. Comments 0

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Destiny Church’s bid to establish a charter-type school has been declined. The church was informed on Tuesday its application for a partnership school had been unsuccessful, spokesman Richard Lewis said. So far Destiny had not received an explanation for the decision, but had been told there would be an opportunity to talk about the strengths Read more

Charter schools: More input for Maori Comments 0

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Charter schools will give Maori more input into a school model they can adapt to suit their children, the chairman of the Iwi Education Authority says. Toby Curtis, a Te Arawa kaumatua, defended the controversial charter schools model, saying Maori under-achievement was a big problem charter schools could improve. Continue reading Related Posts:Vatican’s updated charter Read more

Should taxpayers fund charter schools that teach creationism? Comments 1

Friday, May 31st, 2013

In this month’s edition of its members’ magazine Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) printed the list which names 21 organisations that registered interest in charter schools – almost half of them religious groups. The PPTA’s list includes a Feilding Church, The Sabbath Rest Adventist Church. Trustee Jill Friar says the church had been interested in the Read more

Catholic schools urged to imitate charter schools Comments 0

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

With enrollment dropping nearly 25 per cent between 2000 and 2011, Catholic schools in the United States need to “innovate or die”, according to a recent report by the Lexington Institute, a non-profit public-policy group. To innovate, Catholic schools should imitate their largest competitor — charter schools — by adopting a blended curriculum that harnesses Read more

Destiny Church has not applied to establish Charter School Comments 0

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The Destiny church has “not received or made any kind of charter school application,” says its spokesperson Richard Lewis. Lewis said an inquiry he made, many months ago, to the  Associate Education Minister John Banks, “was simply to gather information about charter schooling and the Government’s plans in that direction, particularly for South Auckland.” Destiny already Read more

Christian schools see advantanges in charter schools proposal Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Christian school leaders say the proposed charter schools might give Christian schools a way round current restrictions on their enrolments. Most Christian schools are integrated schools and must focus their enrolments on Christians. Charter schools would get the same funding, without those restrictions. Christian school leaders say that will interest schools that want to help Read more