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Scholarships recognise support staff and early educators

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:17 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has announced scholarships for support staff and early childhood members at its annual conference in Rotorua last night. More >>

NZEI awards five new associates

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:14 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has announced five new associates in recognition of their work for NZEI, for quality public education and for the communities in which they live. More >>

Resource Teacher of Māori honoured

Monday, 26 September 2016, 12:54 pm | NZEI

A Resource Teacher of Māori based at Waitara East School in Taranaki has been given one of the highest honours in the education sector. She has iwi links with Te Atiawa Taranaki and Ngāi Tahu. More >>

Education funding cuts laid bare

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 10:04 pm | NZEI

Embargoed against delivery until 2pm Sunday 25th September Government funding has failed to keep pace with the real cost of education, leading to cuts in essential resourcing for children's learning, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green told 400 ... More >>

Education unions announce next steps on “bulk funding”

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:54 pm | NZEI

The members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA have delivered a resounding rejection of the Government’s latest funding proposal, with more than 99% voting against it in meetings around the country, and calling for further action. More >>

Support staff angered by lost pay

Friday, 16 September 2016, 2:43 pm | NZEI

School support staff have reacted with anger to the Ministry of Education’s decision to not pay up to 6000 annualised support staff for a fortnight at the end of the annual payment cycle. More >>

Still no justice for annualised support staff

Friday, 16 September 2016, 9:44 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa rejects the Ministry of Education’s decision to not pay annualised support staff for a fortnight at the end of the annual payment cycle. More >>

South Auckland educators set to oppose funding proposals

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4:40 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

What: Over 3000 NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA union members in South Auckland are set to gather tomorrow to discuss the Government’s proposal to reintroduce bulk funding. This will be the largest and last of over 50 meetings held around New Zealand over ... More >>

Cut-price funding worth just half a sandwich, NZEI says

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 12:21 pm | NZEI

A new targeted schooling grant that will deliver less than $2 a week per child for about 133,000 children from benefit-dependent families is a cut-price policy that won't impact significantly on the children needing it most, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Unprecedented PPTA/NZEI combined meetings next week

Friday, 2 September 2016, 11:10 am | NZEI

Unprecedented combined meetings of 60,000 PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa members begin around the country next week. Educators from early childhood to secondary schooling are uniting to respond to the government’s proposal for Global Funding, saying ... More >>

Online learning with private companies will harm learning

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:35 pm | NZEI

Government plans to legislate for children from 5 years old to choose to do their schooling online using private companies who do not have to have qualified teachers, will horrify both parents and educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

More funding needed to support toddlers and young children

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:25 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An increased focus proposed by Government on early intervention for toddlers and children who need extra learning support is welcome, but more funding and removal of a staffing freeze is needed to address already long waiting lists for toddlers ... More >>

Employment Court vindicates NZEI

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:18 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Employment Court has upheld the Employment Relations Authority’s ruling that the Ministry of Education was incorrect in its decision to cut the fortnightly pay of around 6000 school support staff this year. More >>

New report shows school funding cut

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:57 pm | NZEI

Schools - already struggling to juggle costs - are going to be put under further pressure after a freeze to their operations grant this year, a new report shows. More >>

Campaign launched to reverse school funding freeze

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:57 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa will launch a nationwide campaign on Monday to reverse the Government’s freeze on school operations funding in order to secure sustainable resourcing for school support staff. More >>

Panel discussion on gagging of education professionals

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 2:01 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The growing pressure on professionals such as teachers, scientists and doctors to ”tow the party line” is being discussed at forums in Auckland tomorrow and Wellington on Friday. More >>

School support staff pay cut case goes before court

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 12:25 pm | NZEI

A legal case challenging Novopay’s decision to cut the fortnightly pay of 6000 school support staff by 3.7% this year will return to court tomorrow. More >>

Solutions needed for crisis in recruiting teachers

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:50 pm | NZEI

The affordable housing shortage that is driving teachers out of Auckland is now being seen in other towns and needs to be addressed quickly. More >>

Treasury criticism of targeted funding well-founded

Friday, 15 July 2016, 9:45 am | NZEI

Treasury's warning that the Government's decision to freeze school operational funding in Budget 2016 and instead target funding to 150,000 children of benefit-dependent families is unlikely to be effective will come as no surprise to schools, NZEI Riu ... More >>

Need for more equity funding for low decile schools

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:35 am | NZEI

Research reported today showing a two-year gap in achievement between students from low decile schools compared with those from higher decile schools shows the desperate need for better resourcing and support for schools in poorer areas. More >>



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