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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 >>

Secret NZ trade deal would harm education

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 9:14 am | NZEI

A leaked document shows New Zealand has joined a small group of countries pushing for education to be included in a secret trade deal, the Trade In Service Agreement (TISA). More >>

Principals see poverty damaging more kids' education

Monday, 4 May 2015, 4:15 pm | NZEI

Principals at the country’s poorest schools say deepening poverty is damaging the education of thousands of children. More >>

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 >>



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