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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 >>

Wide-ranging education changes shouldn’t be rushed

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:07 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

The announcement of wide-ranging changes via a new education Bill signals a potential shift in the structure of schooling. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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