Performer, choreographer, solo mum, student and contemporary dance teacher – Claire O’Neil has a lot on her plate.
The Catcher in the Rye, Doctor Zhivago, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Brave New World, Of Mice and Men, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Handmaid’s Tale and Lolita. It’s a not just a list of entries in the modern literary canon – they’re also books that have been banned.
Tom O’Dell still has fond memories of the year he spent in New Zealand. The BRIT’s Critics Choice Award winner, who recently released his debut album Long Way Down was still a youngster when his dad was offered a job as a pilot for Air New Zealand
Mandawuy Yunupingu, the former lead singer of Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi and one of the country’s most famous Aborigines, has died, Australia’s prime minister said Monday. He was 56
Nothing is off limits for American comedian Wayne Brady when he performs in Wellington next month as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.
Hips swinging, South Korean rapper Psy launched the dance and video of his new song “Gentleman” at a packed Seoul concert on Saturday, with nearly 160,000 tuned in online to see if he could carry off a repeat of his megahit “Gangnam Style”. The video for “Gangnam Style” is the most watched ever on YouTube with more than 1.5 billion hits, and its horse-riding dance has been imitated by thousands around the world, from Eton schoolboys, to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
A beloved principal who was named “School Administrator of The Year” recently announced she was leaving the profession. Many who didn’t understand why she would make such a decision, was outraged and asked to stay on please, her reply was “”Look, if I get an offer to lead a school system of orphans, I […]
The pit was dark, almost unbearably claustrophobic. The dirt walls, where captors unknown to him had shackled his arms and legs, were so close together that he found it impossible to stretch out his lanky 6-ft.
Should we condemn students to mediocrity just to avoid the risk that they will fail a tougher challenge? That’s what American public schools tend to do, argues Mary Catherine Swanson
Teacher effectiveness matters more to student learning than anything else schools do, and there are substantial differences between teachers. Those two points often get lost in the din about teachers unions or tenure