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Teachers support new campaign for children’s rights

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:53 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing Unicef’s new campaign for children’s rights, Make My Future Fair- Meinga tōku āmua kia tika. More >>

Future of learning more important than flag debate

Monday, 2 November 2015, 11:25 am | NZEI

Today’s announcement of a review of the Education Act introduces an important opportunity to debate and build a strong national consensus around what is needed to ensure we have a high quality, free public education that meets the needs of every child, says ... More >>

World Teachers Day protest over ECE funding cuts

Friday, 30 October 2015, 1:47 pm | NZEI

A crowd of about 100 braved Wellington’s early morning chill to celebrate World Teachers Day and call on the government to reverse funding cuts in early childhood education. More >>

Parliament protest over cuts to early childhood education

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 9:55 am | NZEI

Teachers, children and concerned parents will be gathering outside Parliament early on Friday morning to protest ongoing funding cuts that are starting to bite in early childhood services. More >>

Public schools starve as charter schools get funded

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 3:10 pm | NZEI

Many school principals are appalled at reports that charter schools are receiving funding for students they don’t have enrolled while public schools are desperately short of resources for vulnerable children. More >>

NZEI supports moves to lift pay for thousands of women

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 4:09 pm | NZEI

NZEI is welcoming the government’s decision to begin negotiations over equal pay for women. More >>

Underfunding leads to big rise in early learning complaints

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 11:41 am | NZEI

A big spike in complaints about early learning services are a direct result of five years of government underfunding, says NZEI President Louise Green. More >>

NZEI lodges court claim

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 5:30 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa has commenced legal action alleging gender-based undervaluation of support workers at the Ministry of Education. More >>

Government to blame for kindergarten teacher cuts

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 4:02 pm | NZEI

NZEI says the funding crisis forcing kindergartens to cut qualified teachers is a direct result of the government policy that puts quantity ahead of quality in early childhood education. More >>

Early childhood teachers back “factory-farming” report

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:33 pm | NZEI

A report highlighting the growing concern about quality in early childhood education endorses what ECE professionals have been saying for several years. More >>

Narrow and superficial report on charter schools - NZEI

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:29 am | NZEI

The government’s so-called evaluation of charter schools fails to address the key issue of how well students are being educated. More >>

Significant change in ECE requires significant investment

Friday, 2 October 2015, 2:10 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

A report released today recommending significant changes to early childhood education will require significant investment to make real gains for the youngest New Zealanders, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Achievement based funding would be a disaster

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:34 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference yesterday raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous for New Zealand children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Long-time educators honoured at NZEI Annual Conference

Monday, 28 September 2015, 12:13 pm | NZEI

Eight educators have been acknowledged for their outstanding contribution to quality public education and social justice. More >>

Education leaders gather in Rotorua

Friday, 25 September 2015, 1:46 pm | NZEI

More than 350 leaders in education will descend on the Rotorua Convention Centre for the NZEI Te Riu Roa Annual Conference from 28-30 September. More >>

Redress sought over pay discrimination for education support

Monday, 31 August 2015, 4:39 pm | NZEI

NZEI says it intends to take legal action on behalf of education support workers over gender discrimination. “We welcome the initiative by the country’s midwives to file for court action over pay discrimination. And we’ve also been watching ... More >>

More paid parental leave best option for our babies

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 9:00 am | NZEI

Extending paid parental leave will give more children a better start in life particularly in light of a recent report which found that nearly half of early childhood centres did not provide quality learning for under-twos. More >>

NZEI welcomes special education needs Inquiry

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 8:36 pm | NZEI

NZEI is welcoming the announcement of an Education and Science Select Committee Inquiry into support for students with dyslexic, dyspraxic, and autism spectrum disorders. More >>

More money down the charter school black hole

Friday, 14 August 2015, 4:03 pm | NZEI

Following a Budget in which public schools effectively got a cut in their operational funding and no allowance was made for long overdue teacher pay increases, more money is still being poured into a new round of charter schools. More >>

Too many babies and toddlers getting a raw deal in ECE

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 11:19 am | NZEI

A new government report showing that 46 per cent of early childhood services are not doing enough to help under-twos learn is no surprise to those teaching in the sector. More >>



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