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Research Note: Anchoring the Abstract – what good school leadership looks like

By Luke Fenwick


What is the “magic” of great school leaders, and how do we replicate it? What does it look like when…

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A look at Labour’s education plan

A look at Labour’s education plan


Labour leader David Cunliffe pulled the covers off Labour’s shiny new education policy at the recent Labour Party Congress. With…

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Game Changers – on leading and learning

By Maxim Institute


At Maxim Institute’s event “Game Changers | on leading and learning” at the University of Auckland Business School on May…

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Inspired by the evidence

Inspired by the evidence


Sixteen years ago, I got a diligence award from school. I had no idea what diligence was, and when I…

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What difference do school leaders really make?

What difference do school leaders really make?


Think of a leader, any leader. I’d bet very few people would first think of a principal. It’s more likely…

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Greens put state at the heart

Greens put state at the heart

By Jane Silloway Smith


The Green’s proposed policy to put “schools at the heart” by turning them into food, welfare, health, and other social…

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National’s School Leadership proposal

National’s School Leadership proposal

By Jeremy Vargo


School leadership burst onto the election year programme during John Key’s State of the Nation speech, when he announced $359…

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Reviving the humanities: Part II

Reviving the humanities: Part II


Pessimists have been hailing the coming death of the humanities for some time. This is as true overseas as in…

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NZ’s education report card disappoints

NZ’s education report card disappoints


“Something’s seriously wrong with our education system.” “Education is in crisis.” These are the sort of comments that have followed…

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Wasted Youth? – How one audacious leader reimagined the system


Dale Williams had a problem. He inherited the leadership of a small town that was facing high rates of youth…

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New Zealand’s new schools

New Zealand’s new schools


As expected, there’s been considerable reaction to Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement of the five successful applicants for partnership school…

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A children’s tale

A children’s tale


The fourth trick of a German children’s tale tells of the mischief-makers Max and Moritz putting gunpowder into the pipe…

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Educational gains in charter schools are still gains

Educational gains in charter schools are still gains


I was interested to note the similarities between the statement offered by the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) in Tuesday’s…

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Abandoning Te Kotahitanga? Yeah, right.

Abandoning Te Kotahitanga? Yeah, right.


There is so much happening in education at the moment that it’s exhausting sifting through the snowdrift created by an…

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Partnership schools: the debate rages on

Partnership schools: the debate rages on


This has been another contentious week in education. The Education and Science Committee reported back on the Education Amendment Bill…

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Third Research Note on charter schools now online

Third Research Note on charter schools now online


The third and final installment of Maxim Institute’s series of research notes on charter schools is now available. The first…

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“Which one of you is Malala?”

“Which one of you is Malala?”


You could say Malala Yousafzai has an abnormal profile for a 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl. These days her name has become…

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The PPTA is at it again

The PPTA is at it again


The PPTA is at the throats of partnership schools again. Sigh. But they are not archenemies, like Professor Moriarty to…

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Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

Submission: Education Amendment Bill 2012

By Luke Fenwick


Maxim Institute has made a submission supporting the Education Amendment Bill’s introduction of partnership schools kura hourua, with suggestions for…

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Give partnership schools kura hourua freedom and accountability

Give partnership schools kura hourua freedom and accountability


Maxim Institute has made a submission on the Education Amendment Bill 2012, supporting its premise, and offering some suggestions for…

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