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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 >>

MP pay rise points the way for teachers

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 1:11 pm | PPTA

While teacher salaries have fallen well behind inflation over the last five years, MPs’ pay has kept much closer to the cost of living. More >>

Sad farewell to PPTA activist Robin Duff

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:28 pm | PPTA

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association, serving as PPTA junior vice president from 2005 to 2007, president from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2013 and senior vice president from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 until 2015. More >>

Battle lines drawn over EDUCANZ – PPTA

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 9:43 am | PPTA

PPTA members will not stand by idly while democracy is stripped from the teachers council, says president Angela Roberts. More >>

Secondary principals accept IES leadership role

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 4:24 pm | PPTA

Secondary principals have voted to include a community leadership role central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. The vote to include the Community of Schools (CoS) Leadership role and a Principals’ Recruitment ... More >>

 

 

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