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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 >>

Back in court to fight unjust Ministry of Education decision

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa yesterday filed in the Employment Court for a review of the Ministry of Education's unilateral decision to impose a fortnight with no pay in February for annualised support staff. More >>

No support for bulk funding proposal

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Minister of Education to formally and immediately ditch bulk funding proposals for education, following the minister’s release today of a report showing education sector leaders categorically oppose the plan. More >>

New primary collective agreement a win for Te Reo teachers

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Primary teachers have voted to ratify a new collective agreement which includes an increased allowance for Maori immersion teachers and paid release time for teachers taking groups to Te Mana Kuratahi and Polyfest. More >>

Dangerous plan to put “trainee teachers” in classrooms

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 9:45 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A government plan to allow “trainee teachers” to “learn on the job” in schools has appalled educators, who will fight the move at an Education Select Committee hearing tomorrow. More >>

NZEI seeks joint investigation into pay equity

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Fair pay for school support staff has moved another step forward today after NZEI Te Riu Roa formally requested an investigation into pay equity for teacher aides. More >>

Educators’ key concerns in education funding review

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green is one of 18 members of an Advisory Group announced today , tasked with reviewing the funding of New Zealand’s education system. More >>

More focus on skilled special education support needed

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa says it welcomes the roll out of funding for a further 1250 students to get teacher aide support in this year’s Budget and the Minister of Education’s pledge for further funding for teacher aides in future. More >>

Survey reveals crisis in beginning teacher workforce

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:53 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

A survey of newly-graduated primary teachers has revealed massive underemployment and many beginning teachers in a state of stress, despair and debt. More >>

Minister's education views reveal narrow government focus

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

The government needs to be reminded that without teachers, students would not be in a position to study for highly paid occupations such as those in science, technology, engineering and maths, says NZEI Te Riu Roa national executive member Lynda Stuart. More >>

Lack of investment leaves schools to cope on their own

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

Senior teachers have told Parliament’s enquiry into dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism that there is a growing number of students who are not getting educational needs met because of a lack of investment in trained experts to support them. More >>

 

 

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