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Policy Paper: Joining Forces – nine ways to improve leadership in New Zealand schools

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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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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Divide and measure

Divide and measure


What do Lorde, basketballer Steven Adams, a league player in a car and an alleged terrorist have in common? They…

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Think again

Think again


I caught myself last week saying, “you learn something new every day.”  I try to avoid using clichés that can…

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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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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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German inefficiency

German inefficiency


Können Sie diesen Satz verstehen? Most New Zealanders wouldn’t be able to answer that question. The question is in German,…

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iDream of role models

iDream of role models


Lives can change lives. Some have more impact than others. Some change others for the better, some for worse. At…

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The threshold of democracy

The threshold of democracy


Last week was kind of big one in German politics. Many pundits had expected Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) to…

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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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Spying amendment lacks foresight

Spying amendment lacks foresight


The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) may not occupy an “enormous, pyramidal structure of white concrete”, but 1984 has been…

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Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #3

Understanding Charter Schools: Research Note #3

By Luke Fenwick


In this third and final Research Note in our Understanding Charter Schools Series, Dr Luke Fenwick interrogates whether for-profit operators…

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