Latest Education Policy Headlines

NZEI welcomes plan to support vulnerable children

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:27:02 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s plan for a Learning Support Coordinator in every school to work with our most vulnerable children and to get them the support that they need as part of a draft disability and learning support action plan published ...More >>

Improved resources needed for diverse learners

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:21:23 +1200 | IHC

IHC has welcomed the government’s draft plan to provide individualised support for every child who needs it in the classroom, but cautions it will only succeed if the wider education system becomes more inclusive.More >>

Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan released

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:12:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Draft Disability and Learning Support Action Plan released Children and young people who need extra support are at the heart of a new draft Action Plan released today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin. “We know that for too long, too ...More >>

Government Wrong Again. Return Authority to Teachers

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:23:19 +1200 | New Conservative

You never asked to have your parental authority suppressed...and the government suppressed your authority as parents. More >>

Govt must take action to prevent teacher strikes

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:50:58 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye has confirmed today that large numbers of primary principals and teachers have contacted the Minister of Education on the eve of the settlement ballot next week. More >>

‘Idiotic’ Physical Restraint Rules Placing Children At Risk

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:31:23 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that some school classrooms are becoming unsafe and abusive environments which will be emotionally harmful to children in the class who just want to enjoy school in an atmosphere of safety, and the Ministry of Education are ...More >>

Growing parental concern about teacher crisis

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:45:17 +1200 | NZEI

Public concern about the teacher shortage remains strong - and has grown among those with primary-aged children - along with support for a significant teacher pay rise, according to new research.More >>

Teachers welcome return of democracy at Teaching Council

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:32:06 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa says teachers will welcome the return of their democratic right to elect members of the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council).More >>

New education bill continues Labour’s ideological agenda

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:24:58 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Chris Hipkins’ latest piece of legislation is yet another attempt to dismantle reforms made by the previous National Government, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Relief teacher shortage forces drastic measures

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:55:19 +1200 | RNZ

Rural schools have struggled to find enough relief teachers during the winter flu season with at least one sending students home because of a lack of staff. More >>

Teachers to be given a stronger voice with passing of Bill

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:41:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) Amendment Bill has passed its final reading today, restoring the voice of teachers on their own professional body, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.More >>

A dark day for 1500 Charter School students

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:18:32 +1200 | E Tipu e Rea

There is absolutely nothing to celebrate in Minister Hipkins announcement yesterday that all 12 Charter School operators who applied to establish state schools have been approved to do so. Two additional schools that were previously approved to open ...More >>

Proposal to increase Export Education Levy

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:11:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Proposal to increase Export Education Levy The Ministry of Education is looking at options to make the Export Education Levy (EEL) fund more sustainable to protect New Zealand’s reputation as a study destination, Education Minister Chris Hipkins ...More >>

Tuturumuri School to remain open

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:31:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A small rural Wairarapa school will remain open in 2019, ending the closure process, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

Govt Admits Charter School Success

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:29:59 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The Government today admitted defeat on Charter Schools by giving the stamp of approval to the final two of 12 Charter Schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools. More >>

All charter schools now approved

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:49:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Two charter schools’ applications to establish new state integrated schools have both been approved, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

New campaign to attract te reo Māori teachers

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:48:59 +1200 | Ministry of Education

Ka whakaaturia tētahi pānuitanga reo Māori hou i runga pouaka whakaata i tēnei wiki. Ko tāna he whai kia tokomaha ake ngā kaiako e hiahiatia ana i Aotearoa nei, mā ngā kōrero tūturu mō ngā āhutanga e hihiri ai ngā kaiako, e whaihua ai ...More >>

Working together builds the best education system

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:59:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government has set an ambitious goal of building the best education system in the world, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Martin must apologise to charter schools

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:25:59 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin should publicly apologise to charter schools and students over her outrageous comments during a debate on the Education Amendment Bill, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Minister’s changes put children at risk

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:31:39 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Education Minister must reconsider the Government’s industrial law changes which threaten to disrupt early childhood education services and may put children at risk, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says.More >>


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