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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 >>

Another Novopay debacle hits 6000 school support staff

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 9:54 am | NZEI

Novopay is again incurring the wrath of educators, after it unilaterally decided to reduce the fortnightly pay of 6000 school support staff by almost 4 percent for a year. More >>

International study reveals NZ’s high level of literacy

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 4:22 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

The acknowledgement that New Zealand is among the top five literate countries in the world is welcomed by NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Early childhood educators support paid parental leave bill

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 3:44 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Early childhood educators say parents need more paid parental leave so they can choose to be at home with babies More >>

NZEI opposes charter school sponsorship plan

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 11:52 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Government’s proposal to allow universities to sponsor charter schools is another desperate attempt to embed the failed model of schooling. More >>

ERO report raises quality issues in early education

Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 10:27 am | NZEI

An Education Review Office report on early childhood education shows that a significant number of services are in breach of important regulations and this is having an impact on quality. More >>



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