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Good news report ignores a glaring problem

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 2:19 pm | NZEI

A major issue has been ignored in a government report issued today showing that schools have become significantly more inclusive towards children with special educational needs. More >>

Experts find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 11:28 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An academic review of the evidence used to support the government’s controversial Investing in Educational Success policy has highlighted areas of concern in the IES model, says NZEI. More >>

Pay inequality continues to be ignored in this country too

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:17 pm | NZEI

New Zealand women in many occupations including those working in education continue to be underpaid compared to men. More >>

Minister should take responsibility for Whangaruru disaster

Friday, 20 February 2015, 2:00 pm | NZEI

The Education Minister has announced that a troubled Northland charter school has been issued with a performance notice , but she needs to take responsibility for the dire situation, says NZEI President Louise Green. More >>

Teachers oppose plans to withdraw reference books to schools

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 5:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI is calling on the National Library to halt plans to withdraw its reference book service to schools. More >>

Government moves to sideline teachers' voice

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 11:07 am | NZEI

The Government has once again shown its disregard for the teaching profession by pushing through legislation removing democratically elected teachers from their own professional body. More >>

Special education funding barely scratches the surface

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:24 pm | NZEI

The re-announcement today that an extra 1500 students with special needs will receive teacher aide assistance this year is a start, but will barely scratch the surface of need in our schools. More >>

Parental engagement is key to student success

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 4:17 pm | NZEI

Auckland parents who want the best education for their children would be better investing in time and support for their child’s learning instead of fretting over real estate, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Louise Green. More >>

Opportunity to learn te reo Maori critical for success

Friday, 23 January 2015, 1:54 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

All New Zealand children should have the opportunity to learn te reo Maori, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Growing inequality means more children at risk in the water

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 4:12 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Many children from poorer backgrounds are missing out on developing swimming and water safety skills as schools find it increasingly difficult to ensure that all children get access to pools. More >>

Need to take heed of OECD report in school funding

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:27 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Government needs to ensure that any review of school funding will take account an OECD report that says all children need equal opportunity to access quality education. More >>

Major new agreement to help all children's educational succe

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:57 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education have agreed to work together on a new initiative that will support children’s education at every level of their learning. More >>

Strong rejection of controversial $359m education scheme

Monday, 8 December 2014, 3:23 pm | NZEI

The Government’s underwhelming launch of its controversial Investing in Educational Success scheme shows a strong rejection of the proposal by school communities throughout the country. More >>

Government bureaucracy bigger than ever

Friday, 5 December 2014, 2:21 pm | NZEI

News today that public sector staff numbers are at their highest point since 2008 has infuriated Special Education specialist staff employed by the Ministry of Education, who say children with special needs are missing out because of the Government's cap ... More >>

Minister makes questionable claims over quality ECE

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 4:40 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is challenging the statement today by Education Minister Hekia Parata that 96 percent of children starting school in September this year “had already participated in some form of quality ECE”. More >>

How long will the Government tolerate failing charter school

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 7:07 pm | NZEI

Continuing revelations of shambles and dysfunction at one of the country’s five charter schools are yet another indication that the charter school policy is an expensive failure and it’s time the Government stepped in. More >>

More support needed in schools to address effects of poverty

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:23 pm | NZEI

School principals say more public health nurses and social workers are needed in many schools to help children suffering from the effects of poverty. More >>

New decile ratings show more kiwi kids living in poverty

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 2:58 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A shift of 8000 more children into lower decile schools is an indication that more New Zealand families are becoming poorer and that more children are likely to live in low income households. More >>

Kindergarten support staff achieve pay rise in tough climate

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:12 am | NZEI

The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing. More >>

Changes to decile funding ignore the real issue

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 4:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018. More >>

 

 

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