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Charter school experiment continues despite public view

Friday, 23 May 2014, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

A recent poll has found that two-thirds of New Zealanders are concerned at the amount of taxpayer money that is being diverted into charter schools. More >>

Adopt the Shanghai approach to improve student learning

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa agrees that New Zealand could match Shanghai’s PISA test score of student achievement by adopting a similar strategy of excluding results that make us look bad. More >>

Min of Education backtracks on Nat Standards for computers

Friday, 12 July 2013, 9:18 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Minister of Education Hekia Parata has reversed her decision to make PaCT, a computerised National Standards assessment tool, mandatory for every primary school student in 2015. More >>

Charter School Working Group Must Work In Public Interest

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Charter School Working Group Must Work In Public Interest Not Vested Interest The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Charter School Working Group needs to work in the public interest, not the vested interest. More >>

Early Childhood Taskforce Must Do Right Thing by Children

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa hopes the Government’s Early Childhood Taskforce will do the right thing by children by recommending more investment in quality early childhood education and a reversal of damaging funding cuts. More >>

Cold-hearted Response to Chch Schools over National Standard

Friday, 1 April 2011, 11:37 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The Government’s cold-hearted response to Christchurch schools over National Standards proves that it out of touch and continues to blindly ignore the serious concerns being raised, according to the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Employment law changes will penalise education workers

Friday, 1 April 2011, 9:24 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says sweeping changes to employment laws which come into effect today (April 1) will penalise education workers and are inherently unfair. Among other things, the changes mean all workers can be required to complete ... More >>

Schools don’t need to be bullied into action

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 10:40 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Prime Minister is misguided to think that schools alone can stop bullying, as the root cause often lies well beyond the classroom. John Key is instructing the Education Minister to write to all schools ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Deserves Investment

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Spending on early childhood education should be seen as an investment not a means of balancing the government’s books, according to the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Last Stop Parliament for National Standards Bus

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 10:16 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI’s National Standards school bus tour makes its final stop at Parliament on Wednesday 31 March. More >>

Early Childhood Sector joins Standards Debate

Monday, 29 March 2010, 10:07 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

An early childhood sector forum has expressed concern about the government’s National Standards policy in primary schools, and has identified potential risks to early childhood education. More >>

Assessing Primary Students

Friday, 19 March 2010, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Many schools will be doing parent-student-teacher interviews in the next few weeks as part of their regular reporting to parents about children’s progress at primary school writes the President of the New Zealand Educational Institute Frances Nelson. More >>

Govt Panicking With National Standards "Marketing"

Tuesday, 2 February 2010, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government has launched what amounts to a National Standards marketing campaign, showing it is clearly on the back foot over the rollout of the policy. The Prime Minister and the Education Minister ... More >>

Sharples’ Opposition to Natl Standards A Message

Monday, 1 February 2010, 10:59 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Minister of Maori Affairs and Association Education Minister must seek an urgent meeting with the Prime Minister to express his opposition to the introduction of National Standards. Pita Sharples ... More >>

Untested Standards Will Force Tough Decisions

Monday, 14 December 2009, 10:33 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the Education Minister’s refusal to trial National Standards will force schools into a difficult position over their implementation next year. Calls have been mounting from teachers, principals, academics ... More >>

MP to Walk in School Support Staff Shoes

Thursday, 3 December 2009, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel is taking up a challenge issued by school support staff to “walk in their shoes” for the day. Support staff, such as teacher aides, librarians and administrators, work at the frontline of education yet are among the ... More >>

Where’s the Investment in Education for 2025?

Monday, 30 November 2009, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The lack of investment in public education and failure to address low pay are glaring holes in the first report of the 2025 Taskforce, says the education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa. The Don Brash-led Taskforce has released its first report into how ... More >>

No Confidence in National Standards

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Education sector representatives and leaders will be taking a list of concerns to the government over the implementation of its National Standards policy, and have suggested the Standards be trialled before being fully adopted. The policy was the ... More >>

'Work for Free Day' Resonates w Education workers

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 11:18 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Work for Free Day is being marked today and the education sector union NZEI says it should serve to highlight the government’s continued efforts to undermine the value of women’s work. The Pay Equity Challenge Coalition says the 18th November ... More >>

School Support Staff Consider Their Next Move

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Thousands of low paid school support staff are attending paid union meetings around the country to consider their next move in their stalled pay talks. Their collective agreement expired on March 1 and despite several days of negotiation with the Ministry ... More >>

 

 

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