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PISA results show more resourcing needed

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 9:19 am | NZEI

The fact that New Zealand has more low performing students at age 15 in science than six years ago reflects the serious problem we have with child poverty and inequality in New Zealand and the failure of the Government's education reform agenda, NZEI ... More >>

Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:24 am | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10. More >>

International results show National Standards failure - NZEI

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:50 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Latest international results in maths and science indicate the Government's National Standards programme has failed, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Schools contemplate hikes in parent donations

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 7:22 pm | NZEI

Schools contemplate hikes in parent donations, cuts to teacher aides in reaction to Government funding freeze for 2017 More >>

Mixed reaction to changes for learning support

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:46 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Today’s release of a Cabinet paper outlining changes to support for children with special education learning needs has some positive developments but also raises a number of concerns, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Educators welcome significant step towards fair pay

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:31 am | NZEI

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the government’s decision today to implement the Equal Pay Principles, a framework for women workers to address gender pay discrimination. More >>

Teachers need a say in funding of the Education Council

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 12:13 pm | NZEI

The Government's decision to increase funding to the Education Council while imposing new accountability mechanisms underscores the need for teachers to have a democratic say on the future of their own professional body, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

NZEI congratulates new Education Secretary

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 3:10 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa congratulates Iona Holstead on her appointment as Education Secretary, and looks forward to working with her in the interests of children and young people. More >>

Lift pay of support staff to that of prison officers - NZEI

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:42 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Government to acknowledge low paid women "working for free" from today, by lifting the pay of education support workers and teacher aides to equal that paid to corrections officers. More >>

NZEI calls on MPs to defend public education today

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 2:05 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on MPs to vote for the future of public education today, by using a one-off opportunity to make American-style charter schools history. More >>

NZEI launches new push for end to ECE freeze

Monday, 7 November 2016, 9:28 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has today launched a major new early childhood education campaign, demanding a commitment in Budget 2017 to restore quality teacher funding, and end a six-year funding freeze More >>

ECE survey shows children and families paying

Sunday, 6 November 2016, 10:08 pm | NZEI

ECE survey shows children and families paying for funding cuts 6 November 2016 A new survey shows a six year funding freeze is threatening the quality of ECE as services say the freeze is forcing increases to parent fees, cuts to teacher pay, deteriorating ... More >>

Quality teaching needed to underpin quality curriulum

Friday, 4 November 2016, 3:56 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Minister of Education's commitment to a quality curriculum in early childhood education, but says the funding to support quality teaching needs to be restored urgently. More >>

Novopay botch up creates privacy breach for school staff

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 2:24 pm | NZEI

Some schools have been sent the full payroll information of other schools this week in what appears to be a significant privacy breach by Novopay, the school payroll service. More >>

ECE targets could cause harm without quality - NZEI

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 2:08 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Government's drive to recruit young children to any early childhood service that's available could be doing more harm than good, and is calling for an immediate shift in focus to quality early childhood education. More >>

Educators call for better funding this World Educators Day

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 11:53 am | NZEI

Teachers and support staff around New Zealand will be marching, rallying and gathering together on World Educators Day this Saturday (October 29) as part of a nationwide call for Better Funding, Better Learning for education. More >>

Parents praise capability of Kiwi teachers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:38 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green says teachers will welcome a new report finding that nine out of ten Kiwi parents believe their child’s teacher is “very capable”. More >>

Call for departing minister to listen to educators - NZEI

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 1:15 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa wishes Education Minister Hekia Parata well, following her announcement that she is leaving politics, and hopes her parting move will be to listen to the education sector and ditch her radical bulk funding proposal in favour of better ... More >>

Report on school exclusions highlights funding needs - NZEI

Monday, 17 October 2016, 2:22 pm | NZEI

A report highlighting the barriers children with disabilities can face at school shows the urgent need to increase funding for inclusion in schools and professional training of teachers and teacher aides, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Hundreds sign petition on first day of roadshow

Monday, 10 October 2016, 4:53 pm | NZEI

Hundreds of parents concerned about proposed changes to how education is funded signed postcards to the Minister of Education on the first day of a roadshow hosted by NZEI TE Riu and PPTA. More >>

 

 

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