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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 >>

Major new agreement to help all children's educational succe

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:57 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to work together on a new initiative that will support children’s education at every level of their learning. More >>

Strong rejection of controversial $359m education scheme

Monday, 8 December 2014, 3:23 pm | NZEI

The Government’s underwhelming launch of its controversial Investing in Educational Success scheme shows a strong rejection of the proposal by school communities throughout the country. More >>

Government bureaucracy bigger than ever

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:21 pm | NZEI

News today that public sector staff numbers are at their highest point since 2008 has infuriated Special Education specialist staff employed by the Ministry of Education, who say children with special needs are missing out because of the Government's cap ... More >>

Minister makes questionable claims over quality ECE

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 4:40 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is challenging the statement today by Education Minister Hekia Parata that 96 percent of children starting school in September this year “had already participated in some form of quality ECE”. More >>

How long will the Government tolerate failing charter school

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 7:07 pm | NZEI

Continuing revelations of shambles and dysfunction at one of the country’s five charter schools are yet another indication that the charter school policy is an expensive failure and it’s time the Government stepped in. More >>

More support needed in schools to address effects of poverty

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:23 pm | NZEI

School principals say more public health nurses and social workers are needed in many schools to help children suffering from the effects of poverty. More >>

New decile ratings show more kiwi kids living in poverty

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:58 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A shift of 8000 more children into lower decile schools is an indication that more New Zealand families are becoming poorer and that more children are likely to live in low income households. More >>

Kindergarten support staff achieve pay rise in tough climate

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:12 am | NZEI

The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing. More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 4:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

NZEI congratulates expert teachers

Monday, 10 November 2014, 1:51 pm | NZEI

Nearly 350 primary teachers around the country have been given special recognition as expert classroom teachers following an agreement reached last year between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Schools standing strong over opposition to education plans

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 4:34 pm | NZEI

Primary schools remain strongly opposed to the government’s Investing in Educational Success policy despite strong attempts by the Ministry of Education to sell the policy to them. More >>

PM’s downplaying of hunger in schools stuns principals

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 2:24 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary principals are astounded by the Prime Minister’s latest comments about hunger in schools. More >>

UNICEF report card highlights need for action

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 9:05 am | NZEI

Unicef’s child poverty report released today shows that New Zealand needs to be more proactive in pursuing policies to protect our most vulnerable members of society. More >>

Online tool allows schools to compare benefits of plan

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

Principals, teachers, school boards and parents are now able to compare the impact of the government’s controversial $359 million education initiative with other options such as more resourcing for teacher aides and smaller class sizes. More >>

The problem of hunger in our schools

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:07 am | NZEI

When it came out this week that Treasury had advised the government that school breakfasts had no measureable impact on educational performance, principals of low decile schools around the country were flabbergasted. More >>

Treasury officials challenged to go without breakfast

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 11:46 am | NZEI

The principal of May Road School in Auckland, Lynda Stuart, has challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for one month in order to share the experience of thousands of New Zealand children. More >>

Helping teachers and children engage with science

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Entries have opened for the next round of the successful Best 100 Science Experiments Competition run by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and education sector union NZEI Te Rui Roa. More >>

Lack of housing badly affecting kids’ education

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 4:58 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand’s lack of affordable, decent housing is preventing thousands of children from achieving success at school and NZEI Te Riu Roa hopes that the government will finally start to address what has become a crisis, particularly in Auckland. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa congratulates Hekia Parata

Monday, 6 October 2014, 12:20 pm | NZEI

“Ministerial appointments are the decision of the Prime Minister, and NZEI Te Riu Roa will work constructively with the Minister of Education,” said President Judith Nowotarski. More >>

 

 

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