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Govt rushes to open charter schools in New Year

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:03 pm | NZEI

The government’s decision to approve four new charter schools last week to open in January next year goes against the Minister of Education’s own advice that the schools ought to have at least a year’s preparation time. More >>

Government gets arrogant and reckless over charter schools

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:56 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski says she’s flabbergasted that the government is throwing more money at its woeful charter school experiment a week before the election and just days after revelations of mismanagement at a charter ... More >>

Greens’ special needs education plans will benefit children

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 1:59 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The Green Party’s plans to provide more support for children with special needs targets education investment to where its needed, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski. More >>

Charter School Shambles Show Government’s Failing Experiment

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 1:52 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The shambles surrounding the Northland charter school are another indication of just what a gross waste of taxpayer money the Government’s charter school experiment has been. More >>

Teachers stand up for kids rather than pay packets

Friday, 5 September 2014, 5:12 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Thousands of primary teachers, principals and supporters have rallied at MPs' offices around New Zealand today to reject the government's Investing in Educational Success policy and push for A Better Plan. More >>

Teachers and principals call for a better plan

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 4:28 pm | NZEI

Teachers, principals, school support staff as well as parents will send a clear message to the government tomorrow (Friday 5 Sept) to put education funding where it will directly benefit kids. More >>

Maori Party ECE policy welcomed, but ...

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 3:05 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Maori Party’s policy to increase free hours for early childhood education from 20 to 30 hours a week, but warns that quality must not be sacrificed for quantity. More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Green Party commitment to fairness

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 9:40 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Green Party's commitment to making work fairer and more equitable, saying it would also result in tangible benefits for children and their learning. More >>

Primary teachers and principals vote to put kids first

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:17 pm | NZEI

Teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly against the Government’s controversial “Investing in Educational Success” policy, including proposed highly-paid principal and teacher roles. More >>

NZEI says education cuts will damage children's learning

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 12:34 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government’s plans to slash education spending over the next three years will be very damaging for children’s education, particularly for those from poorer backgrounds. More >>

NZEI welcomes Green Party's tax policy

Monday, 18 August 2014, 1:00 pm | NZEI

The Green Party’s plans to invest in children and reduce the harm done by child poverty will have a big impact on educational success, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National President Judith Nowotarski. More >>

Teachers and principals vote on Govt’s education proposals

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:18 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Primary school teachers and principals are voting this week on whether or not to reject the government’s controversial $359m "Investing in Educational Success" policy. More >>

Teachers welcome extra science training

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:22 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the government’s announcement today of $160,000 for science workshops for primary and intermediate teachers. More >>

Teachers wary over review

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 7:17 pm | NZEI

A taskforce to consider “Regulations Affecting School Performance” has reported back to Cabinet, raising concerns amongst teachers about the narrow goals it has for our schooling system. More >>

Schools would see positive impact from minimum wage increase

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:02 pm | NZEI

Labour’s promise to raise the minimum wage by $2 an hour to $16.25 if it wins the election would have a noticeable impact for low-paid school and pre-school support staff and low decile school students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Government Novopay buy-out too late and schools still paying

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:06 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that while the Government buy-out of Novopay from Talent2 is a welcome decision, it should have been made at least a year ago. More >>

Schools would welcome solar power

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:20 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy. More >>

What are National Standards really being used for?

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:44 pm | NZEI

The National Government needs to come clean about its plans to link controversial National Standards data, such as those released today, to future decisions about school funding and teacher pay. More >>

NZEI supports Green party’s commitment to quality ECE

Monday, 21 July 2014, 1:57 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Green Party’s plans to boost the quality of early childhood education by restoring funding for centres with 100 percent qualified staff. More >>

Govtt continues bid to remove teachers' independence

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 5:14 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The government has ignored the overwhelming concerns of New Zealanders in its bid to quash the political independence of the teaching profession. More >>

 

 

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