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NZEI offers to work with MOE on better school closure plans

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:42 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is offering to immediately start working with the Education Ministry to plan a new process for school closures and mergers that would avoid the catastrophe that happened in Canterbury. More >>

Educators send a message to future women

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:47 pm | NZEI

Educators send a message to future women as pay equity negotiations get underway 14 June 2017 More >>

Educators send a message to future women

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:12 pm | NZEI

13 June 2017 On Support Staff Day tomorrow (Wednesday 14 June), educators will be recognising and celebrating the true value of support staff, and sending messages to the women of the future. More >>

United call from early childhood sector over underfunding

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:31 am | NZEI

Groups representing more than 400 kindergartens and 500 Early Childhood Education services have joined with teachers to express serious concern for the education of New Zealand children following years of chronic underfunding. More >>

More than 500 principals sign open letter to Government

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 3:13 pm | NZEI

More than 500 principals sign open letter to Government 28 May 2017 More than 500 school principals from throughout New Zealand have signed an open lette r to the Government asking for the funding needed to pay support staff like teacher aides ... More >>

Education suffers in Budget 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:35 pm | NZEI

Education is the loser in today’s Budget announcement, with early childhood services suffering the seventh straight year of a funding freeze, and an increase to the school operations grant that will not cover inflation. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart ... More >>

Overcrowded schools highlight chronic underfunding

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:20 am | NZEI

The revelation that hundreds of schools are overcrowded has again highlighted the need for a huge increase in education funding, and shown that the data-focused government is not even getting the basics right. More >>

Billion dollar boost for education so every child can fly

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:09 am | NZEI

A billion dollar boost is needed in Budget 2017 to preserve public education and ensure every child has the support they need to learn, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Charter schools a huge distraction that aren't helping Maori

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 12:35 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for an end to the charter school experiment, and for all political parties to meet with education experts and agree on what's needed to improve education for all Maori and Pasifika children. More >>

Summit called to demand inclusive education for every child

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 10:24 am | NZEI

A lack of government funding and support for children with disabilities or additional learning needs has prompted educators, people with disabilities and their families and advocates to hold an inclusive education national summit in Wellington this week. More >>

Education bill puts politics ahead of children

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 12:18 pm | NZEI

Concerns of educators have been ignored, as the government pushes through education legislation that appears to be based on political objectives and cost saving, rather than what is best for children. More >>

Nikki Kaye invited back to school

Monday, 1 May 2017, 11:45 am | NZEI

Educators are sending their best wishes to Nikki Kaye on her first day as Minister of Education, and inviting her to spend a day working alongside school support staff. More >>

NZEI welcomes new Education Minister

Monday, 24 April 2017, 2:04 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart congratulates Nikki Kaye on her promotion to Minister of Education. More >>

NZEI calls for removal of Pay Equity Bill stumbling blocks

Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:29 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Deputy Prime Minister, Paula Bennett, to demand Ministers change a draft Pay Equity Bill and remove stumbling blocks that undermine her commitment to fix unfair pay for women. More >>

Budget funds must be allocated for pay equity claims

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:30 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the government to show good faith to women working in public sector jobs by allocating Budget funds to cover upcoming pay equity claims. More >>

Te Whāriki update needs PD to back it up

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 2:38 pm | NZEI

NZEI members are heartened that the mana of Te Whārik has been upheld in a major update today and we will now focus on ensuring educators get the professional development they need to use the updated curriculum to help children learn More >>

Resources needed to reduce violence in schools – not police

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:45 pm | NZEI

Primary school principals have expressed horror and disbelief at the Minister of Education’s suggestion in Parliament that schools should call the police to deal with “very violent” student behaviour. More >>

NZEI backs calls for Govt action to include every child

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 2:57 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing calls for Government action on inclusive education as evidence mounts that it is denying disabled and higher needs children the vital support they need to learn. More >>

Government cuts cost ECE $260 million this year

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:42 am | NZEI

New research shows the Government has cut $260 million a year off funding for Early Childhood Education, as NZEI Te Riu Roa launches a pledge to restore funding and quality to the sector. More >>

Educators call on Police Minister to waive vetting charge

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:02 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Minister of Police to instruct her officials to abandon plans to charge schools and ECE services for safety vetting of adults who work around children. More >>

 

 

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