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Minister Parata loses her COOL

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 1:29 pm | PPTA

Education Minister Hekia Parata has started ducking for cover and making policy on the fly whilst trying to justify her new privatised education model, says the PPTA. More >>

Bad acronym, worse idea

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 3:54 pm | PPTA

Bad acronym, worse idea: online publicly funded private schools a disaster in the making The Minister of Education’s announcement today that Communities of online learning (Cools) will be created to allow corporate entities to enter the education ... More >>

Dedicated careers advice for students welcome

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 5:15 pm | PPTA

Dedicated careers guidance for all secondary school students would have a big impact on New Zealand’s future, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. The association welcomes plans by the Labour Party to ensure all high schools have access to professional ... More >>

Minister undermines State Sector Act – PPTA

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:27 pm | PPTA

The education minister is undermining the principles of integrity and honesty in teacher appointments by interfering with a legal decision designed to avoid cronyism. More >>

Charter school ‘pilot’ fooling no one - PPTA

Friday, 20 May 2016, 3:03 pm | PPTA

Assurances that ACT’s charter school experiment was just a pilot have been proven false with this afternoon’s announcement of seven new charter schools. More >>

Area school teachers to vote on settlement

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:25 pm | PPTA

PPTA and NZEI Te Riu Roa have settled the Area School Teachers Collective Agreement (ASTCA) – subject to members ratifying it early next term. More >>

Charter authorisation board should be sacked

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 1:44 pm | PPTA

A cohort of students is now collateral damage due to the incompetence of the charter school authorisation board, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Secondary teachers collective agreement ratified

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 11:36 am | PPTA

The settlement is effective immediately and includes a 2% salary increase each year for two years and an average of 2.5% for a third. More >>

Virulent teacher education market tough on schools

Friday, 2 October 2015, 9:57 am | PPTA

In a bid to address this PPTA’s executive, in consultation with the association’s Otago region, has put together a paper for PPTA’s annual conference to discuss this afternoon. More >>

Implacable opposition to charter schools continues

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 4:18 pm | PPTA

PPTA members stand against charter schools was reinforced this afternoon in an update on the association’s fight against the unwelcome experiment. More >>

Middle leadership in crisis – PPTA

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 11:21 am | PPTA

Heading a department, teaching in a classroom and caring for stressed students and teachers is just a small part of a day’s work for middle leaders in schools. More >>

PPTA members to vote on settlement

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 3:25 pm | PPTA

On September 22 PPTA's bargaining team reached a settlement with the Ministry of Education during negotiations for the Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement. More >>

Virulent teacher education market tough on schools

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 3:04 pm | PPTA

In a bid to address this PPTA’s executive, in consultation with the association’s Otago region, has put together a paper for PPTA’s annual conference to discuss this afternoon. More >>

Professional issues, politics and policy – PPTA

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:40 am | PPTA

Secondary teachers from throughout the country have descended on Wellington to talk professional issues, politics and policy. More >>

NCEA threatened by government meddling - PPTA

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 2:19 pm | PPTA

The government’s target of 85% of students achieving NCEA level 2 risks undermining the qualification and encourages ‘credit farming’ in schools, warns PPTA. More >>

Charter school policy made up on the fly

Friday, 14 August 2015, 12:44 pm | PPTA

Today’s announcement of changes to charter school funding and an application round for new schools to open in 2017 shows the government is scrabbling to save a failing policy. More >>

Primary job shortages not mirrored in secondary

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:07 pm | PPTA

A survey from March 2015 shows that secondary schools are finding it difficult to recruit teachers for many positions. More >>

Massive surplus for cash cow charter

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:32 pm | PPTA

A Whangarei charter school has banked an operating surplus of more than $2.4million, thanks to funding well above the amount regular schools receive. More >>

Charter school evaluation flawed

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:38 am | PPTA

The plan to assess whether charter schools are working will not look at the impact the schools are having and will be largely worthless, says PPTA President, Angela Roberts. More >>

PPTA members vote to boycott Educanz nominations

Monday, 23 March 2015, 12:43 pm | PPTA

PPTA members have given us the strongest indication yet that they want nothing to do with the undemocratic Educanz nominations and appointments process, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

 

 

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