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PPTA's EDUCANZ battle continues

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 5:04 pm | PPTA

The legislation around the government’s EDUCANZ body is so sloppy it is impossible to know what kind of monster will eventually be unleashed, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

School Funding Failing Vulnerable Students

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:02 pm | PPTA

Schools with the greatest needs get too little to meet those needs, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Seaworthy ships and stormy seas - PPTA annual conference

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 12:43 pm | PPTA

Pirates, privateers, seaworthy ships and stormy seas all featured in PPTA president Angela Roberts' nautically themed opening speech to the association's annual conference this morning. More >>

Zoning out – is it time for a review?

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 3:23 pm | PPTA

The last few years have seen rising inequality between schools and the erosion of students’ right to attend their local school. More >>

New charter schools irresponsible

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:54 pm | PPTA

By approving four new charter schools the government is being reckless with public money and careless with our kids. More >>

Don’t Let ACT Wreck Our Education System

Sunday, 7 September 2014, 9:20 pm | PPTA

PPTA is launching a campaign today to inform voters in the electorate about ACT’s disastrous charter school policy – with posters and leaflets being distributed (see attached sample). More >>

Voice of profession ignored – PPTA

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 3:19 pm | PPTA

The government is clearly determined to pay only lip service to the hundreds of secondary teachers who gave the Education Amendment Bill (No 2) a resounding “no” through written and oral submissions. More >>

Kiwis want smaller class sizes - survey

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:39 am | PPTA

More than eight in 10 New Zealanders - across the political spectrum - want to see secondary school classes at 25 or lower. More >>

PPTA welcomes move to bring back free education

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 11:20 am | PPTA

A free quality public education is one of the key rights of growing up in New Zealand, but sadly for many families it is not always a reality. More >>

Tick for Kids – it takes a child to raise a country

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 11:09 am | PPTA

Parties and candidates vying for our votes over the next three months will be reminded today that it takes a child to raise a country. More >>

Banks verdict gives chance to walk away from charter schools

Friday, 6 June 2014, 11:54 am | PPTA

The guilty verdict handed down against former Act leader John Banks means Hekia Parata can immediately put a stop to further rounds of charter schools. PPTA President Angela Roberts said the schools were introduced by sleight of hand in the National-Act coalition ... More >>

IES: consultation, collaboration, good for schools - PPTA

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 1:14 pm | PPTA

The government’s $359million Investing in Educational Success (IES) program has been a positive example of sector collaboration, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Teaching profession steps up – says no to EDUCANZ

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 9:53 am | PPTA

Hundreds of passionate secondary teachers will make time this month to ensure the government hears the voice of the profession. More >>

Novopay - Time for Joyce to put his money where his mouth is

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 2:49 pm | PPTA

In March 2013 minister for Novopay Steven Joyce dropped money into schools to tide them over while their bungled pay system was being fixed. More >>

PPTA Paid Union Meeting clarification

Monday, 24 March 2014, 4:50 pm | PPTA

We understand there may be some confusion between upcoming PPTA paid union meetings and the meetings being held by NZEI this week. More >>

Paid union meetings called over EDUCANZ attack on profession

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 1:07 pm | PPTA

PPTA members will be holding paid union meetings (PUMs) next month as preparation for making submissions on legislation that attacks the teaching profession. More >>

Collaborative strategy good news for schools– PPTA

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 2:30 pm | PPTA

Government plans to put resources into teaching and learning rather than finance and administration are being greeted with optimism by PPTA. More >>

Govt ignores advice and PISA rankings drop

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 9:47 am | PPTA

The government knew back in 2009 what it would take to keep New Zealand on an educational footing with the rest of the world, but chose to ignore international advice. More >>

Govt can stop students going to exams hungry – PPTA

Monday, 11 November 2013, 9:44 am | PPTA

This week there will be students going in to their NCEA exams hungry, something the government has the opportunity to fix. On Wednesday the Feed the Kids Bill will have its first reading, and PPTA urges all parties to support it to go to Select Committee. More >>

PPTA standing firm against charter schools

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 3:49 pm | PPTA

Members voted to support a paper presented at today’s PPTA annual conference that will give them the strength to see off the charter school threat. More >>

 

 

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