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Government not using major tool to attract teachers

Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:12 am | NZEI

The Government must immediately investigate why beginning teachers and principals are not aware of a $17,500 incentive payment to keep teachers in Auckland. More >>

Seven years of National Standards and nothing to show

Friday, 18 August 2017, 4:32 pm | NZEI

18 August 2017 National Standards should be scrapped because results released today show that they make no difference to student achievement, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Call for scrapping National Standards

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 1:15 pm | NZEI

Teachers say that increased rates of anxiety in children linked to National Standards shows that National Standards should be scrapped. More >>

Decision on special education resourcing inequitable

Friday, 11 August 2017, 10:24 am | NZEI

The Government's decision to roll out reform of special education (Learning Support) to newly formed groups of school (Communities of Learning) rather than every school is abdicating its responsibility to support every child in every school, NZEI Te ... More >>

Women call on women to vote down "unfair pay" Bill

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 11:15 am | NZEI

NZEI members are calling on all women MPs to back the women of New Zealand and vote against the Pay Equity Bill today, even if it means crossing the floor. More >>

New leader brings commitment to children

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:46 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa members congratulate Jacinda Ardern on her appointment as leader of the Labour Party and expect she will bring even more focus to the issues that matter to the children and young people of New Zealand. More >>

Decile replacement not enough without much more money

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:33 pm | NZEI

A replacement for school deciles will be merely shifting the deckchairs on the Titanic, unless schools and early childhood centres get an immediate and large jolt in funding to fix years of neglect, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

School support staff face tough decision over pay equity

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:18 pm | NZEI

This week, thousands of school support staff will start holding paid union meetings around the country to decide whether the promise of a future pay equity settlement is enough to outweigh a miserly pay offer from the Ministry of Education. More >>

NZEI launches 'Vote For Me, Vote for Education' Campaign

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:53 am | NZEI

31 July 2017 - Children have more at stake than most in this year’s general election. They can't vote, so NZEI Te Riu Roa is asking New Zealanders to vote for children by voting for education when we choose which party to support in September. More >>

Women will fight hurdles to equal pay

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:49 pm | NZEI

26 July 2017 Women in education will fight the Government's attempt to create new hurdles that make it harder for us to achieve fair pay, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. The Government released the text of its Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill today. More >>

Urgent action needed on teacher shortage

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:42 am | NZEI

A survey of new primary and intermediate teachers in Auckland reveals large numbers are considering giving up on teaching, and two thirds are planning or thinking about leaving the city due to the cost of living. More >>

Educators welcome Labour's plan to fix public education

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:32 pm | NZEI

Educators welcome Labour's commitment to put the 'free' back into free public education and to developing a plan to fix the chronic teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Labour's $4 billion education fix just what children need

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:06 pm | NZEI

Labour's promise of a $4 billion funding jolt for education will start to repair the damage that's been inflicted on public education and will make a huge difference for New Zealand's children and young people, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Labour's promise to lift ECE quality a huge relief

Friday, 14 July 2017, 12:56 pm | NZEI

Labour has today shown what an alternative Government would mean for quality education, by promising to restore funding for Early Childhood Services so they can employ qualified and trained teachers. More >>

New charter schools to fragment and weaken public education

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 2:41 pm | NZEI

Today’s Government announcement of two more charter schools does nothing to help the majority of Māori students learn, and could work to fragment and weaken the public school system. More >>

Educators welcome proposal for Te Reo in schools

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 10:15 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed a new report that outlines a plan for Te Reo Māori to become a core curriculum subject. More >>

New Bill an opportunity to de-politicise "Education Council"

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 1:38 pm | NZEI

A new Bill introduced to Parliament today is a great opportunity to de-politicise the Education Council and return to its original purpose as a professional body for teachers, by teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Educators welcome input on digital fluency package in school

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 11:40 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed Education Minister Nikki Kaye’s offer to work alongside the profession on how to implement the government’s digital fluency package in schools. More >>

New pay equity claim to unite entire ECE sector

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:50 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is today launching a new claim for pay equity for early childhood teachers and staff, uniting the private and public early childhood sector in a historic bid for fair pay. More >>

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 >>



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