Education

Government to build new schools in Tauranga and Hamilton

Government to build new schools in Tauranga and Hamilton

Education minister Hekia Parata has announced new investments to build new schools in Tauranga and Hamilton as well as extra classrooms at Tauranga and Hawke's Bay. A school in Hamilton will also be extended under the plan.

International Education Contributed $2.6 Billion to NZ in 2012-13

EducationAccording to a new report, the international education sector has contributed $2.6 billion and 28,000 jobs in 2012 and 2013.

According to the Economic Impact of International Education 2012/13 report, the valuation of international students studying in New Zealand was $2.5 billion.

On the other hand, the sale and delivery of New Zealand's educational services and products value was $104 million.

Rhiannon’s Obsession for Korean Language

Rhiannon-Brooksbank-JonesA 19-year-old student Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones of Beeston, Nottingham, wants to excel in Korean Language as she wants to live in Korea in her coming life. The obsession to speak the language properly led her to undertake the lingual frenectomy surgery.

ICO slams a Hampshire school over data breach

SchoolThe Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has slammed Bay House School in Hampshire for failing to protect personal details of nearly 20,000 persons, including 7,600 students.

The ICO said that the school breached the Data Protection Act by using the same password for its official website and data management system.

Video games help kids learn science and mathematics quickly: UK Education minister says

The UK's Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, believes that video games are good for school kids as they can help in the study of science and mathematics.

Speaking at the Royal Society, Mr. Gove said that computer games could make education system more appealing to kids.

Mr. Gove cited mathematics professor Marcus Du Sautoy’s example to point up how computer games can be game changer.

Nigel Portwood: Oxford Dictionary’s third edition could be ‘digital only’

OxfordThe recent statement by the Oxford University Press head Nigel Portwood, that the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) might likely be ‘digital only’, has caused quite a stir among the people, especially the linguaphiles.

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