Posts Tagged ‘Education Ministry’

Charter schools better for Māori than the state system Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018
charter schools

Six of the 11 charter (partnership) schools have a Māori roll of 87 percent or higher. High-profile Māori leader Lance O’Sullivan says self-serving interests and protectionism from the old establishment are at the heart of the move to close them down. He says such a move will force Māori youth back into a state system Read more

Russian region bans Halloween as harmful to kids Comments 0

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Officials in the Russian region of Arkhangelsk have banned Halloween being celebrated at local schools. The Education Ministry in the region in north-western Russia stated that Halloween is “incoherent to basic traditional values and causes a negative influence on fragile minds”. Russians began – unofficially – celebrating Halloween after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Read more