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Teachers continue to reject controversial $359m education pl

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 5:15 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The latest announcement that just 129 further schools have expressed interest in the Government’s controversial $359 million Investing in Educational Success scheme is a clear indication of the lack of confidence that teachers and principals have ... More >>

NZEI calls for inquiry into quality of early education

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:57 am | NZEI

The rapid rise of market-driven early childhood education is putting many children at risk of missing out on quality learning in their early years. More >>

Government playing politics with education announcement

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 4:58 pm | NZEI

NZEI says the Government is playing pre-Budget politics with its announcement today that it is building new schools and classrooms to cope with population growth. More >>

Nelson schools and ECE showcase great innovation

Monday, 30 March 2015, 12:06 pm | NZEI

Several Nelson schools and early childhood services have been showcasing home grown innovation and collaboration that have been helping Nelson children succeed at school. More >>

Kidicorp's rejection of corporate profit-making good news

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:43 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes that Kidicorp’s decision to convert their early childhood education business into a non-profit charity is a positive development. More >>

Teachers flock to Innovation Fund

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:53 pm | NZEI

The high number of applications for the government’s new $10m Teacher-led Innovation Fund shows the enthusiasm for developing and sharing innovative ideas following a long drought of professional development funding. More >>

Inequalities of IES exposed

Monday, 23 March 2015, 9:13 am | NZEI

The first phase of the Government’s Investing in Educational Success scheme is failing to target the children and schools the government itself says are most in need of support, a new analysis shows. More >>

Greater educational needs for children with disabilities

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:32 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa backs the findings and recommendations of a new report that shows children with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty than other children. More >>

Government's lack of concern for quality teaching

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 5:39 pm | NZEI

An admission by the Minister of Finance Bill English that teachers can expect a paltry pay rise this year despite the so-called rock star economy shows the Government's lack of commitment to quality teaching and learning, says NZEI National Secretary ... More >>

Good news report ignores a glaring problem

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:19 pm | NZEI

A major issue has been ignored in a government report issued today showing that schools have become significantly more inclusive towards children with special educational needs. More >>

Experts find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:28 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An academic review of the evidence used to support the government’s controversial Investing in Educational Success policy has highlighted areas of concern in the IES model, says NZEI. More >>

Pay inequality continues to be ignored in this country too

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:17 pm | NZEI

New Zealand women in many occupations including those working in education continue to be underpaid compared to men. More >>

Minister should take responsibility for Whangaruru disaster

Friday, 20 February 2015, 2:00 pm | NZEI

The Education Minister has announced that a troubled Northland charter school has been issued with a performance notice , but she needs to take responsibility for the dire situation, says NZEI President Louise Green. More >>

Teachers oppose plans to withdraw reference books to schools

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 5:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI is calling on the National Library to halt plans to withdraw its reference book service to schools. More >>

Government moves to sideline teachers' voice

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:07 am | NZEI

The Government has once again shown its disregard for the teaching profession by pushing through legislation removing democratically elected teachers from their own professional body. More >>

Special education funding barely scratches the surface

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:24 pm | NZEI

The re-announcement today that an extra 1500 students with special needs will receive teacher aide assistance this year is a start, but will barely scratch the surface of need in our schools. More >>

Parental engagement is key to student success

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:17 pm | NZEI

Auckland parents who want the best education for their children would be better investing in time and support for their child’s learning instead of fretting over real estate, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Louise Green. More >>

Opportunity to learn te reo Maori critical for success

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:54 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

All New Zealand children should have the opportunity to learn te reo Maori, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Growing inequality means more children at risk in the water

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 4:12 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Many children from poorer backgrounds are missing out on developing swimming and water safety skills as schools find it increasingly difficult to ensure that all children get access to pools. More >>

Need to take heed of OECD report in school funding

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to ensure that any review of school funding will take account an OECD report that says all children need equal opportunity to access quality education. More >>



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