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Charter school evaluation flawed

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 10:38 am | PPTA

The plan to assess whether charter schools are working will not look at the impact the schools are having and will be largely worthless, says PPTA President, Angela Roberts. More >>

PPTA members vote to boycott Educanz nominations

Monday, 23 March 2015, 12:43 pm | PPTA

PPTA members have given us the strongest indication yet that they want nothing to do with the undemocratic Educanz nominations and appointments process, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

MP pay rise points the way for teachers

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 1:11 pm | PPTA

While teacher salaries have fallen well behind inflation over the last five years, MPs’ pay has kept much closer to the cost of living. More >>

Sad farewell to PPTA activist Robin Duff

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:28 pm | PPTA

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association, serving as PPTA junior vice president from 2005 to 2007, president from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2013 and senior vice president from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 until 2015. More >>

Battle lines drawn over EDUCANZ – PPTA

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 9:43 am | PPTA

PPTA members will not stand by idly while democracy is stripped from the teachers council, says president Angela Roberts. More >>

Secondary principals accept IES leadership role

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 4:24 pm | PPTA

Secondary principals have voted to include a community leadership role central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. The vote to include the Community of Schools (CoS) Leadership role and a Principals’ Recruitment ... More >>

Support bill changes to keep students safe - PPTA

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 5:05 pm | PPTA

The government has the opportunity to prevent major teacher opposition to the proposed new teachers council by supporting changes to the Education Amendment Bill (2). More >>

Secondary teachers vote IES into collective

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:24 am | PPTA

PPTA members have voted to include two teaching roles central to Investing in Educational Success (IES) in their collective agreement. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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