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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 >>

Professional development pounded out of existence

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 4:58 pm | PPTA

The most effective system intervention to raise student achievement has been privatised, restructured and pounded out of existence, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Fighting poverty through schools as community hubs

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 9:47 am | PPTA

Equipping schools to fight poverty by making them the centre of their communities is a very real way of addressing the achievement gap between rich and poor students, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

Teachers council overhaul a major assault on the profession

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 3:14 pm | PPTA

An overhaul of the New Zealand Teachers Council at the whim of the education minister could see a major assault on the teaching profession, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. More >>

PPTA annual conference – finding answers; fighting back

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 12:22 pm | PPTA

PPTA members will be exploring solutions to threats “aimed squarely at the heart of public education” during the association’s annual conference this week. More >>

We will fight charter schools every step of the way

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 11:56 am | PPTA

PPTA plans to fight the establishment of the newly announced charter schools every step of the way, with a paper heading to annual conference exploring how they will do it. More >>

Decile divide – has govt given up on free public education?

Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 2:15 pm | PPTA

The most challenged students are ending up in the schools that can least afford to support them, says PPTA president Angela Roberts. This is the legacy of the school decile funding system and an issue set to be addressed at PPTA’s annual conference ... More >>



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