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School Support Staff vote to launch pay equity negotiations

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

22 August 2017 - School support staff have voted to ratify a new Collective Agreement, triggering the beginning of teacher aide pay equity negotiations between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education. More >>

Long-term teacher supply issues remain

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New government measures to increase teacher supply have addressed some concerns in the sector, but housing, transport and income solutions are essential for long-term results. More >>

New education targets a disaster for children

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New "Better Public Performance" targets for achievement in mathematics and writing are a disaster for children that will put more pressure on them and their teachers, and further stifle quality public education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

MPs to "step into the shoes" of teacher aides

Friday, 28 April 2017, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

As schools launch into term two on Monday [May 1], Members of Parliament are heading back to school to experience the work of teacher aides and other school support staff. More >>

Too many risks in rushing decile replacement

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:22 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Members are very concerned that decisions around a major review of the school decile funding system are being rushed through before there is evidence that the new model will improve children's education. More >>

Progress over commitment to resolve pay equity for educators

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa today welcomed the Ministry of Education commitment to progressing a pay equity claim for education support workers. More >>

Funding freeze may force student suspensions

Friday, 31 March 2017, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The government’s inadequate school funding and a staffing cap on specialist Ministry of Education staff has forced desperate Northland principals to threaten to suspend disruptive students, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

MPs asked to Have a Heart

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Hundreds of heartfelt messages from children all over New Zealand will be delivered to Parliament on Thursday, as MPs are asked to sign a pledge to restore quality and funding to Early Childhood Education. More >>

Vetting charges will put more pressure on schools

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

New police vetting charges for schools will end up costing children as the Government's funding freeze forces schools to dip into curriculum or staffing to meet any extra costs, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Alternative facts harming kids' education

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 11:42 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Teachers from primary and secondary schools are calling out the Education Minister for massively overstating school funding increases and playing Trump-style politics with children's education. More >>

National Standards assessment tool won't wash with teachers

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:56 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A new Government website to promote an online judgement process for the widely reviled National Standards system is unlikely to get much interest from teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says. More >>

Better Funding, Better Learning message hits heartland NZ

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educators from early childhood to secondary school are heading into heartland New Zealand in a colourful campervan, taking the better funding for better learning message to every corner of the country this election year. More >>

Labour and Greens put stake in the sand on education

Monday, 30 January 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The commitment by Labour and Green leaders to properly fund education for all children has established education as a core election issue for voters this year, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Primary school leaders suffering stress and burnout

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:38 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

An independent, in-depth health and wellbeing survey of primary school principals and deputies has uncovered high levels of stress, burnout, excessive workloads and a lack of professional support from the Ministry of Education and school boards. More >>

Drop National Standards following damning survey - NZEI

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 10:19 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Research showing less than 16 percent of teachers think National Standards have had a positive impact on student achievement is the latest evidence that the standards are not working and should be dropped, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Funding cap for children with extra needs unacceptable

Monday, 21 November 2016, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing calls for the Government to lift the unfair cap on funding for children with extra learning needs. More >>

NZEI launches campaign to restore funding & quality to ECE

Friday, 4 November 2016, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is launching a new campaign calling for the restoration of funding and quality to Early Childhood Education (ECE). More >>

Educators welcome ban on seclusion rooms

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Minister of Education’s proposal to make the use of seclusion in schools illegal. More >>

NZEI tribute to Helen Kelly

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Helen Kelly’s many friends and former colleagues at NZEI Te Riu Roa are mourning her passing. More >>

Annual Conference to plan next steps in campaign

Friday, 23 September 2016, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Media advisory: NZEI Te Riu Roa Annual Conference to plan next steps in campaign for better funding, not bulk funding More >>

 

 

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