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Support Staff ignored in education funding review

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 9:18 am | NZEI

Educators are concerned that Support Staff – representing a third of the education workforce - have not received a single mention in any of the government papers relating to its review of education funding. More >>

Which children will miss out when funding is redistributed?

Monday, 20 June 2016, 5:38 pm | NZEI

Papers just released for the Government's review of education funding raise the question of which children will lose out when the pie is resliced. More >>

Online tool for teacher aides welcomed

Friday, 17 June 2016, 10:25 am | NZEI

A collaboration between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education has produced the first online guide to help schools make the best use of teacher aides. More >>

Government set to launch another experiment on children

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 9:36 am | NZEI

The Minister of Education has not been able to justify her proposal to put unqualified and unregistered on-the-job trainee teachers in front of classrooms, says Tauranga school principal and NZEI National Executive member Jan Tinetti. More >>

Equal pay principles big step forward for fair pay

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 11:26 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the pay equity principles recommended by the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity are a welcome and significant move forward in ensuring women are fairly paid for their work. More >>

Early childhood education faces yet another funding squeeze

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:55 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Kindergartens and early childhood education centres will face an even bigger battle to maintain quality teaching and learning following the Budget announcement that there will be no increase in funding. More >>

Teacher Aides miss out again

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:33 pm | NZEI

Instead of addressing the underfunding of the education system, this year’s budget has hit schools with a funding freeze for everyday running costs. More >>

Urgent housing action needed for children's well-being

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 9:59 am | NZEI

Early Childhood Education teacher Julie Brice wants to see urgent action in tomorrow’s Budget to help children living in mouldy, damp and cold rental housing. More >>

Educators frustrated over charter school announcement

Friday, 20 May 2016, 3:45 pm | NZEI

Educators are frustrated by the announcement of more money to open around seven new charter schools and $500,000 to establish an entity to support and promote the charter model. More >>

Principals embrace charter promising a fair go for teachers

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:46 am | NZEI

Primary school principals are enthusiastic about supporting a new charter guaranteeing a fair go for newly graduated primary teachers. More >>

Teachers and support staff dip into own pockets

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:35 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the majority of teachers and support staff regularly spend their own money to meet the needs of children in schools. More >>

ERA rules in favour of NZEI on support staff annualisation

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 9:16 am | NZEI

The Employment Relations Authority has ruled that the Ministry of Education was incorrect in its decision to cut the fortnightly pay of around 6000 school support staff. More >>

Global edu-business giant damaging public education

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 9:22 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has joined 100 other international organisations in opposing the business practice of the global education giant Pearson, which it says is damaging children’s education around the world. More >>

International report shows NZ failing our poorest children

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:43 pm | NZEI

An international report on child inequality shows that New Zealand's education policies have been failing our poorest children. More >>

Educators welcome anti-charter school bill

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 5:19 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased that the abolition of charter schools will be considered by parliament, following the drawing of Chris Hipkins’ private members’ bill from the ballot. More >>

School support staff take Novopay to ERA over pay

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 9:31 am | NZEI

The Employment Relations Authority will today hear the case against a Novopay decision that reduces the take-home pay every fortnight of around 6000 school support staff. More >>

ERO maths report shows need for quality teaching

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:17 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An Education Review Office report linking early mathematics skills to later academic achievement is another indication of the importance of quality teaching in early childhood education. More >>

Report highlights risks of Government policies

Monday, 21 March 2016, 12:16 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report showing that there is an increased risk for young children in full-time childcare highlights the risks of the Government’s “bums on seats” approach to funding early childhood education, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Louise ... More >>

ECE quantity targets are meaningless without funding

Friday, 18 March 2016, 12:57 pm | NZEI

News that the Wellington region has hit the government’s early childhood education participation target is cold comfort to educators, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Government needs to fix education underfunding

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 2:04 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Government is missing the point in its education funding review. It needs to fix the underfunding of New Zealand’s schools and early childhood services, right across the board. More >>

 

 

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