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NZEI survey shows special needs students missing out

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 9:16 am | NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa is warning that thousands of children will be missing out on equal access to quality education this year because of a lack of resourcing for students with special education needs. More >>

High regard for schools and teachers

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:17 am | NZEI

New Zealand’s teachers and primary schools continue to enjoy very high levels of confidence and respect, according to UMR Research’s latest Mood of the Nation survey. More >>

Government silent over TPPA threat to public education

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 2:37 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the government’s silence over the potential dangers to our public education system as a result of signing the TPPA. More >>

Fee-free tertiary education move welcomed

Monday, 1 February 2016, 10:32 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Labour Party’s plan to introduce fee-free tertiary education is an innovative step towards a more equitable and accessible public education system, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Whangaruru students must be supported

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:41 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Whangaruru charter school agreement has been formally terminated and NZEI Te Riu Roa says the key focus must now be the welfare and future education of the students caught up in this failed ideological experiment. More >>

TPPA threatens quality public education in New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 1:58 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

New Zealand public education will be seriously undermined once our government signs the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). More >>

Whangaruru charter school always destined for failure

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 4:44 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary Paul Goulter says the charter schools’ Partnership Schools Authorisation Board needs to take responsibility for the shambles it created by giving the go-ahead to the Whangaruru charter school. More >>

Poverty report shows need for living wage

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:52 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Tauranga school principal Jan Tinetti never asks kids at her decile one school what they got for their birthday, “because more than often they don’t get anything.” More >>

Major equity gap in accessing special education support

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 8:39 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Thousands of children are missing out on educational opportunities because of under-resourcing, inconsistencies and difficulties around accessing special education support. More >>

Special education overhaul lacks one key ingredient

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 3:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Ministry of Education’s new action plan to improve special education is a positive development, but the one glaring omission from the plan has educators concerned. More >>

Teachers support new campaign for children’s rights

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:53 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing Unicef’s new campaign for children’s rights, Make My Future Fair- Meinga tōku āmua kia tika. More >>

Future of learning more important than flag debate

Monday, 2 November 2015, 11:25 am | NZEI

Today’s announcement of a review of the Education Act introduces an important opportunity to debate and build a strong national consensus around what is needed to ensure we have a high quality, free public education that meets the needs of every child, says ... More >>

World Teachers Day protest over ECE funding cuts

Friday, 30 October 2015, 1:47 pm | NZEI

A crowd of about 100 braved Wellington’s early morning chill to celebrate World Teachers Day and call on the government to reverse funding cuts in early childhood education. More >>

Parliament protest over cuts to early childhood education

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 9:55 am | NZEI

Teachers, children and concerned parents will be gathering outside Parliament early on Friday morning to protest ongoing funding cuts that are starting to bite in early childhood services. More >>

Public schools starve as charter schools get funded

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 3:10 pm | NZEI

Many school principals are appalled at reports that charter schools are receiving funding for students they don’t have enrolled while public schools are desperately short of resources for vulnerable children. More >>

NZEI supports moves to lift pay for thousands of women

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 4:09 pm | NZEI

NZEI is welcoming the government’s decision to begin negotiations over equal pay for women. More >>

Underfunding leads to big rise in early learning complaints

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 11:41 am | NZEI

A big spike in complaints about early learning services are a direct result of five years of government underfunding, says NZEI President Louise Green. More >>

NZEI lodges court claim

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 5:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa has commenced legal action alleging gender-based undervaluation of support workers at the Ministry of Education. More >>

Government to blame for kindergarten teacher cuts

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 4:02 pm | NZEI

NZEI says the funding crisis forcing kindergartens to cut qualified teachers is a direct result of the government policy that puts quantity ahead of quality in early childhood education. More >>

Early childhood teachers back “factory-farming” report

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:33 pm | NZEI

A report highlighting the growing concern about quality in early childhood education endorses what ECE professionals have been saying for several years. More >>

 

 

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