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NZEI members to vote on new education roles

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:06 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa wants the Government to produce the details of its $360-million “executive principal” and “expert teacher” package so it can discuss the proposals with members. More >>

Commitments from Labour and Greens a huge boost

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 10:21 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed Labour leader David Cunliffe’s commitment that a Labour-led government would work towards centrally funding the salaries of school support staff and paying the Living Wage of $18.80 per hour. More >>

School staff set to march for living wage

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:17 pm | NZEI

Thousands of school staff from the wider Auckland area will rally in Queen Street this Saturday to call on the Government to address the problems of poverty facing schools. More >>

Linking school funding to NS data horrififies teachers

Sunday, 16 March 2014, 2:51 pm | NZEI

Claims today in the Herald on Sunday that Education Minister Hekia Parata is looking at ways to link school funding to National Standards results have horrified teachers. More >>

Novopay changes avoid the actual problem

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 3:11 pm | NZEI

Many long-suffering school staff will be infuriated by today’s announcement of planned changes to Novopay before immediate issues have been resolved. NZEI Te Riu Roa spokesman Andrew Casidy said the ministry was trying to paint the front of the ... More >>

Support for Greens’ Safe Walking & Cycling to School Policy

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 2:12 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes many schools will welcome the opportunity to work with their local government to develop infrastructure so more children can cycle and walk to school safely. More >>

More than 80 percent of schools suffering under Novopain

Monday, 10 March 2014, 12:07 pm | NZEI

Survey finds more than 80 percent of schools suffering under Novopain A nationwide survey of schools by NZEI Te Riu Roa has indicated that Novopay continues to have major problems, with huge numbers of staff not being paid properly and thousands ... More >>

Reports of “faking” National Standards data rings alarms

Monday, 10 March 2014, 9:10 am | NZEI

Reports of “faking” National Standards data rings alarm bells - NZEI The case of a Northland primary school reportedly found to be changing its National Standards results is exactly the sort of scenario that educators warned about when the government ... More >>

PPP schools will cost kids, the community and taxpayer

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 6:15 pm | NZEI

PPP schools will cost kids, the community and taxpayer – NZEI The long term cost of using private companies to build and manage state schools will fall on children, communities and the taxpayer, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. The Government today announced ... More >>

All children deserve great quality teaching

Sunday, 2 March 2014, 12:18 pm | NZEI

This Children’s Day (Sunday March 2) NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on all political parties to ensure children get the maximum benefit from early education by committing to all teachers in ECE services being qualified and registered by 2020. More >>

Novopay bugs continue to dog pay system

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:55 pm | NZEI

The Novopay system continues to fail hardworking school support staff, teachers and principals, NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter said today. The year’s second pay cycle this week left 350 principals underpaid a career step allowance along with ... More >>

Boost for kindergarten teacher leadership approved

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 12:24 pm | NZEI

Kindergarten teachers have overwhelmingly endorsed a settlement that contains a $2000 leadership allowance for head teachers and ensures kindergarten teachers retain parity with their primary colleagues. More than 98% of teachers voting approved of ... More >>

Green Party proposals will make big difference for children

Sunday, 26 January 2014, 1:46 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says it welcomes the Green Party’s proposals to tackle the impact of growing inequality on children’s education. More >>

Use of National Standards to select "top teachers"

Friday, 24 January 2014, 6:04 pm | NZEI

Reports today that National Standards will be used as the benchmark to select and review the performance of an elite group of expert teachers and principals has appalled educators. More >>

Plan to establish elite teachers ignores biggest hurdles

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 4:35 pm | NZEI

New plan to establish elite teachers ignores biggest hurdle to student success Creating a new elite group of “change principals” and “expert teachers” misses the biggest reason children do not succeed at school - New Zealand's high rate of child ... More >>

Greater equity vital for improving children’s learning

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 5:16 pm | NZEI

Greater equity vital for improving children’s learning Reversing the growing equity gap is vital if the government wants to improve student learning. NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski says this is a view shared by many international ... More >>

Teaching conference focuses on equity and accountability

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 4:37 pm | NZEI

Teaching conference focuses on equity and accountability Equity, genuine accountability in education and the disconnection between educational research and government policy will be key themes at a major primary teaching conference in Wellington this week. ... More >>

NZEI welcomes government’s U-turn on paid parental leave

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 10:25 am | NZEI

A back-down by the Government from earlier threats to veto Labour MP Sue Moroney’s bill to extend paid parental leave bill is welcome pre-Christmas news for thousands of New Zealand families, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski. More >>

Child poverty findings, educational achievement linked

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:29 pm | NZEI

The government needs to stop ignoring child poverty if it wants to improve educational achievement. More >>

Kindergarten teachers launch Green Day of Action

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 4:59 pm | NZEI

A rally outside the Education Minister’s Porirua office early tomorrow morning will launch a nationwide Green Day of Action, as kindergarten teachers raise awareness about the impact of ongoing cuts to funding. More >>

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