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Online learning with private companies will harm learning

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:35 pm | NZEI

Government plans to legislate for children from 5 years old to choose to do their schooling online using private companies who do not have to have qualified teachers, will horrify both parents and educators, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

More funding needed to support toddlers and young children

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:25 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An increased focus proposed by Government on early intervention for toddlers and children who need extra learning support is welcome, but more funding and removal of a staffing freeze is needed to address already long waiting lists for toddlers ... More >>

Employment Court vindicates NZEI

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:18 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Employment Court has upheld the Employment Relations Authority’s ruling that the Ministry of Education was incorrect in its decision to cut the fortnightly pay of around 6000 school support staff this year. More >>

New report shows school funding cut

Monday, 15 August 2016, 3:57 pm | NZEI

Schools - already struggling to juggle costs - are going to be put under further pressure after a freeze to their operations grant this year, a new report shows. More >>

Campaign launched to reverse school funding freeze

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:57 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa will launch a nationwide campaign on Monday to reverse the Government’s freeze on school operations funding in order to secure sustainable resourcing for school support staff. More >>

Panel discussion on gagging of education professionals

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 2:01 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The growing pressure on professionals such as teachers, scientists and doctors to ”tow the party line” is being discussed at forums in Auckland tomorrow and Wellington on Friday. More >>

School support staff pay cut case goes before court

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 12:25 pm | NZEI

A legal case challenging Novopay’s decision to cut the fortnightly pay of 6000 school support staff by 3.7% this year will return to court tomorrow. More >>

Solutions needed for crisis in recruiting teachers

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 2:50 pm | NZEI

The affordable housing shortage that is driving teachers out of Auckland is now being seen in other towns and needs to be addressed quickly. More >>

Treasury criticism of targeted funding well-founded

Friday, 15 July 2016, 9:45 am | NZEI

Treasury's warning that the Government's decision to freeze school operational funding in Budget 2016 and instead target funding to 150,000 children of benefit-dependent families is unlikely to be effective will come as no surprise to schools, NZEI Riu ... More >>

Need for more equity funding for low decile schools

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:35 am | NZEI

Research reported today showing a two-year gap in achievement between students from low decile schools compared with those from higher decile schools shows the desperate need for better resourcing and support for schools in poorer areas. More >>

Unqualified teachers in classrooms pass the first hurdle

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 7:08 pm | NZEI

Serious concerns about plans to put unqualified trainee teachers in sole charge of classes have been completely ignored in the report of the Education and Science Select Committee, released today. More >>

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 >>



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