• SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROJECT 

    Two new papers by Maxim Institute researcher Luke Fenwick


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    Take a look at our Research Note Anchoring the Abstract - What great school leadership looks like, and our Policy Paper Joining Forces - Nine ways to improve leadership in New Zealand schools

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  • ISSUES PAPER

    THE HEART OF POVERTY 
    by Maxim Institute researcher Kieran Madden


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    Download your copy of our new Issues Paper, The Heart of Poverty - matching passion with precision for struggling New Zealanders

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  • EDUCATION EVENT VIDEO

    Game Changers - on leading and learning 


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    Click here to view a short preview and find the full video of our discussion with Iva Ropati, Viviane Robinson and Tim O'Connor.  

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BLOG - School Leadership: Our quick explainer

Our policy paper, Joining Forces, asks whether sharing expertise across schools helps to improve student outcomes. There is evidence that it can, and we apply this evidence to analyse the leadership aspects of “Investing in Educational Success.” Here we summarise our nine recommendations for how the Government can effectively harness school leadership as a lever for system improvement. + more


BLOG - Cherry-picking statistics for political point-scoring

There’s always going to be an incentive to choose (or more cynically, cherry-pick) the stats that best support a pre-conceived stance or will score the most political points. Evidence-based policy is a good thing, but we need to be wily consumers of the evidence we’re offered—not all is equal and none of it is purely objective. + more


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    - Kim Workman QSO - Families Commissioner, Director of Rethinking Crime and Punishment