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Primary teachers and principals vote to put kids first

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:17 pm | NZEI

Teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly against the Government’s controversial “Investing in Educational Success” policy, including proposed highly-paid principal and teacher roles. More >>

NZEI says education cuts will damage children's learning

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:34 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government’s plans to slash education spending over the next three years will be very damaging for children’s education, particularly for those from poorer backgrounds. More >>

NZEI welcomes Green Party's tax policy

Monday, 18 August 2014, 1:00 pm | NZEI

The Green Party’s plans to invest in children and reduce the harm done by child poverty will have a big impact on educational success, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski. More >>

Teachers and principals vote on Govt’s education proposals

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary school teachers and principals are voting this week on whether or not to reject the government’s controversial $359m "Investing in Educational Success" policy. More >>

Teachers welcome extra science training

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:22 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the government’s announcement today of $160,000 for science workshops for primary and intermediate teachers. More >>

Teachers wary over review

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 7:17 pm | NZEI

A taskforce to consider “Regulations Affecting School Performance” has reported back to Cabinet, raising concerns amongst teachers about the narrow goals it has for our schooling system. More >>

Schools would see positive impact from minimum wage increase

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:02 pm | NZEI

Labour’s promise to raise the minimum wage by $2 an hour to $16.25 if it wins the election would have a noticeable impact for low-paid school and pre-school support staff and low decile school students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Government Novopay buy-out too late and schools still paying

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:06 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that while the Government buy-out of Novopay from Talent2 is a welcome decision, it should have been made at least a year ago. More >>

Schools would welcome solar power

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:20 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:44 pm | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay. More >>

NZEI supports Green party’s commitment to quality ECE

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:57 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Green Party’s plans to boost the quality of early childhood education by restoring funding for centres with 100 percent qualified staff. More >>

Govtt continues bid to remove teachers' independence

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 5:14 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The government has ignored the overwhelming concerns of New Zealanders in its bid to quash the political independence of the teaching profession. More >>

Upper Hutt schools latest to unite against govt plan

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 4:45 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The opposition of all primary principals and Boards of Trustees from Upper Hutt to the government’s $359m Investing in Educational Success policy reflects the growing resistance to the controversial scheme. More >>

Educators call for better spending to tackle inequality

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:56 am | NZEI

More than 200 Maori school leaders meeting in Dunedin this week have condemned the government's failure to invest in real solutions to improve outcomes for Maori students. More >>

Labour’s education policies will raise quality teaching

Monday, 7 July 2014, 12:36 pm | NZEI

The Labour Party’s plans to screen prospective student teachers will help ensure quality teaching and learning for children. NZEI National President Judith Nowotarski says this will go a long way to ensuring that teaching remains highly professional ... More >>

Smaller class sizes will be a big boost to student learning

Monday, 7 July 2014, 8:26 am | NZEI

Smaller class sizes would make a huge difference to the quality of teaching and learning and is an important key to helping students succeed at school. More >>

Minister out of touch on school donations

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 4:24 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned that the Minister of Education may not appreciate the financial pressure on schools or realise that schools frequently spend parent donations on essentials rather than “extras”. More >>

Teachers and principals welcome Labour’s plans

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 12:02 pm | NZEI

The Labour party’s plans to give an additional $100 per pupil to schools in lieu of parent donations would make a real difference to many schools and would help address the growing inequality in our school system. More >>

Benefits of charter schools for Pasifika kids questioned

Sunday, 29 June 2014, 8:25 pm | NZEI

Charter schools may put the quality of education Pasifika students receive at risk, participants at a Pasifika education fono warned this weekend. More >>

PM must reject ACT's "supermarket schooling" policy

Sunday, 29 June 2014, 7:58 pm | NZEI

Prime Minister John Key should immediately reassure parents about his commitment to quality public education by ruling out ever doing a deal with ACT over its latest education policy of state schools "opting in" to become charter schools, ... More >>



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