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What are National Standards really being used for?

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:44 pm | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay. More >>

NZEI supports Green party’s commitment to quality ECE

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:57 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Green Party’s plans to boost the quality of early childhood education by restoring funding for centres with 100 percent qualified staff. More >>

Educators call for better spending to tackle inequality

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:56 am | NZEI

More than 200 Maori school leaders meeting in Dunedin this week have condemned the government's failure to invest in real solutions to improve outcomes for Maori students. More >>

Labour’s education policies will raise quality teaching

Monday, 7 July 2014, 12:36 pm | NZEI

The Labour Party’s plans to screen prospective student teachers will help ensure quality teaching and learning for children. NZEI National President Judith Nowotarski says this will go a long way to ensuring that teaching remains highly professional ... More >>

Smaller class sizes will be a big boost to student learning

Monday, 7 July 2014, 8:26 am | NZEI

Smaller class sizes would make a huge difference to the quality of teaching and learning and is an important key to helping students succeed at school. More >>

Minister out of touch on school donations

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 4:24 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned that the Minister of Education may not appreciate the financial pressure on schools or realise that schools frequently spend parent donations on essentials rather than “extras”. More >>

Teachers and principals welcome Labour’s plans

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 12:02 pm | NZEI

The Labour party’s plans to give an additional $100 per pupil to schools in lieu of parent donations would make a real difference to many schools and would help address the growing inequality in our school system. More >>

Benefits of charter schools for Pasifika kids questioned

Sunday, 29 June 2014, 8:25 pm | NZEI

Charter schools may put the quality of education Pasifika students receive at risk, participants at a Pasifika education fono warned this weekend. More >>

PM must reject ACT's "supermarket schooling" policy

Sunday, 29 June 2014, 7:58 pm | NZEI

Prime Minister John Key should immediately reassure parents about his commitment to quality public education by ruling out ever doing a deal with ACT over its latest education policy of state schools "opting in" to become charter schools, ... More >>

Baby charter schools raise more questions

Friday, 27 June 2014, 4:09 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says concerns around the potential of new charter schools being extended to babies and pre-schoolers show that the government needs to come clean about the full extent of its plans for the education sector before the election. More >>

Pasifika education leaders focus on tackling inequality

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 12:05 pm | NZEI

Tackling inequality will be a key focus of a two day fono in Auckland later this week where Pasifika education leaders will be looking at how recent Government education policies are likely to impact on Pasifika children. More >>

NZEI welcomes Labour’s commitment to prioritise education

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:29 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Labour’s plan to make real and much-needed new investment in children’s futures, announced in its fiscal policy today. More >>

Support for recommendations in child welfare report

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 4:20 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa fully supports recommendations released today aimed at ensuring all New Zealand children receive high quality, culturally appropriate early childhood education. More >>

Launch of Tick for Kids

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:28 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that there is an urgent need to put children at the centre of government policy, and welcomes the Tick for Kids campaign, to be launched tomorrow, as a way to help achieve this. More >>

Support Staff celebrate career pathway progress

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 11:50 am | NZEI

Today is school Support Staff Day and this year support staff can celebrate significant progress in a hard fought-for campaign to get fairer recognition and a better career pathway. More >>

School leaders discuss Government's education plans

Monday, 9 June 2014, 3:47 pm | NZEI

Primary School leaders are meeting in Wellington tomorrow to discuss the Government’s $359m education initiative. More >>

Release of disappointing “new roles” report raises questions

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 11:52 am | NZEI

After four months of meetings with the education sector, the government has today released a very disappointing report on its $359 million plan involving new roles for principals and teachers. More >>

Two years on - Novopay continues to suck money from schools

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 2:55 pm | NZEI

It appears the government has earmarked millions of dollars this year for Novopay remedial work. More >>

Free GP visits for kids good start, but nothing for schools

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 4:32 pm | NZEI

The Government’s announcement of a boost to the paid parental leave scheme and free GP visits and prescriptions for children aged under 13 are the most positive aspects of this year’s Budget. More >>

Call for Budget to meet children’s needs

Sunday, 11 May 2014, 4:43 pm | NZEI

A majority of teachers and parents want this week’s budget to focus on smaller class sizes and ensuring that children most in need get targeted assistance. More >>

 

 

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