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Greater transparency needed over major school changes

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:01 pm | NZEI

NZEI says the Government needs to be more transparent over its school reform proposals. More >>

Urgent action needed on teacher oversupply crisis

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 5:46 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to urgently tackle the looming crisis of a massive oversupply of beginner teachers. More >>

Minister throws good money after bad

Friday, 24 July 2015, 1:57 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is appalled that the Whangaruru charter school has the green light to continue operating and even been given up to $129,000 to implement its remedial plan. More >>

Optimism over paid parental leave bill

Friday, 24 July 2015, 11:51 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the news that a Member's Bill to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks is back before parliament. More >>

Spotlight on charter schools welcome - NZEI

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 5:36 pm | NZEI

A Member's Bill that would require charter schools to follow the same national curricula as state schools has been welcomed by NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Dodgy data distracts from the real challenges to learning

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:16 pm | NZEI

The publication of unreliable National Standards data by the Government today is an expensive distraction from the real work of boosting student success, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Joint education agreement is good news for kids’ education

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 11:46 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to boost children’s educational success through development of a new model of learning communities. More >>

Early Childhood sector takes stock and looks to the future

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:38 pm | NZEI

Hundreds of teachers will meet in Auckland this evening to discuss the future of early childhood education in New Zealand. More >>

Study challenges Govt on “system failure” for special needs

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 5:33 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A UK study which has found that teacher aides in some cases did not improve learning, challenges the New Zealand Government to come up with its own research, as part of a general system-wide “fix” of special education in this country. More >>

Government continues to fail students with special needs

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 5:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Children with special needs are continuing to miss out on inclusive education because of an under-resourced and underfunded system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green. More >>

Lack of evidence to support controversial education scheme

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 9:46 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Documents just released by the Ministry of Education provide further evidence that the government embarked on its controversial $359m Investing in Educational Success scheme without seeking advice or proper consultation. More >>

Wikileaks shows education still under threat in TISA deal

Friday, 5 June 2015, 10:51 am | NZEI

The latest Wikileak on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) shows that New Zealand and other countries are continuing to push for private education corporation to be included in the deal, and NZEI Te Riu Roa is imploring the Government to come clean ... More >>

Maths report highlights need for professional development

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 2:07 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A new report about primary school maths achievement highlights concerns about professional training and development that teachers have been flagging for a long time. More >>

Further evidence National Standards need to go

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 5:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

National Standards continue to damage children’s education and the government needs to urgently drop its failed experiment. More >>

Sad day for teaching and learning says NZEI

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 12:53 pm | NZEI

NZEI says there has been a lack of regard for democracy and for the teaching profession over the way the new EDUCANZ Council has been handpicked. More >>

Budget lack of provision for necessary education pay rises

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:54 pm | NZEI

This year’s Budget shows that the government has made alarmingly little provision for necessary salary increases for teachers and education support staff this year. More >>

Government more focussed on quantity over quality

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:32 pm | NZEI

NZEI National President Louise Green says the government shows it is more concerned about increasing participation rates in early childhood education than about ensuring children receive quality education. More >>

Hard budget decisions loom for primary schools

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:23 pm | NZEI

Primary schools will need to make budget cuts, following a 1% increase in their operations grant, which does not keep pace with the growing costs of running a school. More >>

NZEI backs calls for action on child poverty

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1:03 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing the thousands of New Zealanders calling for tomorrow’s Budget to end child poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Concern over Education Minister’s disinterest

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 1:41 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa and TEU are very concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s apparent lack of interest in the details of a secret international trade deal that would have a massive impact on public education. More >>

 

 

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