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Australian companies eye up school projects

Australian companies eye up school projects
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Australian companies are lining up for a piece of the action as the Government moves towards public-private partnerships (PPPs) to build and maintain new schools.

Ganellen, others expected to be interested in building schools

By Pam Graham of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Australian company Ganellen is among a number of offshore companies expected to stick their hands up to build schools in New Zealand.

Public-private school building initiative hits opposition

Public-private school building initiative hits opposition
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has taken another step towards public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the building and maintenance of schools, but Labour and an education union say the only winners will be the companies involved.

School public-private partnerships a step closer

School public-private partnerships a step closer
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has begun identifying new schools which could be built and maintained under proposed public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Next stage in PPPs for schools announced

Next stage in PPPs for schools announced
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Plans for private companies to own new schools are moving along with the Government deciding to getting a business case done. The Government previously said it would look into public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the running of certain aspects of schools.

Advances expected in public-private school partnerships

Advances expected in public-private school partnerships
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government is set to announce the next step in its plans to enter into public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the running of certain aspects of schools.

National marks mid-point of first term

National marks mid-point of first term
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - The National Party celebrates the mid-point of its first term in office at its annual conference this weekend, riding high in the polls and leading Labour by more than 20 points.

School funding change criticised

School funding change criticised
Wellington, July 11 NZPA - Labour says changes to education funding will punish schools with high drop out rates, especially those in poorer areas.

Treasury didn't want `ad hoc' budget paper

Treasury didn't want `ad hoc' budget paper
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The Treasury told Finance Minister Bill English when the budget was being worked out that a bid for increased education funding should follow the proper process, documents released today show.

Principals want to develop alternative standards

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - Principals are writing to the Government offering to work alongside it to create a model that works better than national standards and will improve student achievement. At the same time more and more principals are boycotting training on the standards.

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