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Significant change in ECE requires significant investment

Friday, 2 October 2015, 2:10 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report released today recommending significant changes to early childhood education will require significant investment to make real gains for the youngest New Zealanders, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Achievement based funding would be a disaster

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:34 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference yesterday raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous for New Zealand children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Long-time educators honoured at NZEI Annual Conference

Monday, 28 September 2015, 12:13 pm | NZEI

Eight educators have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to quality public education and social justice. More >>

Education leaders gather in Rotorua

Friday, 25 September 2015, 1:46 pm | NZEI

More than 350 leaders in education will descend on the Rotorua Convention Centre for the NZEI Te Riu Roa Annual Conference from 28-30 September. More >>

Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Monday, 31 August 2015, 4:39 pm | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ... More >>

More paid parental leave best option for our babies

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 9:00 am | NZEI

Extending paid parental leave will give more children a better start in life particularly in light of a recent report which found that nearly half of early childhood centres did not provide quality learning for under-twos. More >>

NZEI welcomes special education needs Inquiry

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 8:36 pm | NZEI

NZEI is welcoming the announcement of an Education and Science Select Committee Inquiry into support for students with dyslexic, dyspraxic, and autism spectrum disorders. More >>

More money down the charter school black hole

Friday, 14 August 2015, 4:03 pm | NZEI

Following a Budget in which public schools effectively got a cut in their operational funding and no allowance was made for long overdue teacher pay increases, more money is still being poured into a new round of charter schools. More >>

Too many babies and toddlers getting a raw deal in ECE

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 11:19 am | NZEI

A new government report showing that 46 per cent of early childhood services are not doing enough to help under-twos learn is no surprise to those teaching in the sector. More >>

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 >>



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