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Teachers welcome extra science training

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:22:45 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the government’s announcement today of $160,000 for science workshops for primary and intermediate teachers. More >>

"Got a Trade? Got it Made!" caring for Youth Elite

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:41:41 +1200 | New Zealand Rugby League

Providing youngsters with a secure future is a goal that New Zealand Rugby League, The Skills Organisation and Competenz all share, so it’s logical that they join forces to deliver that message.More >>

Early Education Federation Election Forum

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:14:40 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

The Early Education Federation, an umbrella organisation for seventeen national organisations with an interest in early childhood education (ECE), is hosting a free election forum in Wellington on August 11th and invites interested community members in Wellington ...More >>

Close Whangaruru Charter School Now

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:27:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on Minister of Education Hekia Parata to keep her word and close the Whangaruru partnership school now for the sake of its students. More >>

Teachers wary over review

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:17:24 +1200 | NZEI

A taskforce to consider “Regulations Affecting School Performance” has reported back to Cabinet, raising concerns amongst teachers about the narrow goals it has for our schooling system.More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Novopay has a new owner

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:34:34 +1200 | Martin Doyle

Government claims that Novopay is "no longer a dog" are little comfort to hard-bitten teachers. And taxpayers must wonder what they've just become 'owners' of.More >>

Report on Education Regulations released

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could free-up schools to focus more on raising student achievement has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.More >>

Report on Parental Engagement helps lift student achievement

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:18:36 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National MP and Chair of the Education and Science Select Committee, Dr Cam Calder welcomed the tabling of the report of the Inquiry into Engaging Parents in the Education of their Children.More >>

Investment in international education provides boost

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:02 +1200 | Education New Zealand

A plan to launch New Zealand’s first double LLM degree with China, and a marketing alliance targeting German applied science students are two of 18 new initiatives to receive development funding, Education New Zealand announced today.More >>

Minister welcomes parental engagement report

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:51:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A report recommending ways to encourage more parents to get involved in their children’s education has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata. The report of the Inquiry into Engaging Parents in the Education of their Children puts forward a range ...More >>

UnitedFuture Supports NZUSA First in Family Initiative

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:20:40 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne supports a new initiative to assist ‘first in family’ students to attend university. More >>

New Zealand First And NZUSA on Same Page on Scholarships

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:14:09 +1200 | NZUSA

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education, Tracey Martin, congratulates the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) on its advocacy for a First in Family Scholarship programme. “We see this as a circuit breaker for some of ...More >>

Graduate nurses put pressure on Ryall

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:04 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Moves by the Government to increase the number of training placements for nursing graduates will be seen for what they are – a cynical election ploy, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.More >>

Principals Warn Novopay Woes Not Over Yet

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:43:20 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

Principals are encouraged by the announcement today that Talent2 has withdrawn from delivering the sector’s controversial Novopay payroll, but warns there is a long way to go before principals will have any confidence in the system.More >>

Government Novopay buy-out too late and schools still paying

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:06:02 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says that while the Government buy-out of Novopay from Talent2 is a welcome decision, it should have been made at least a year ago. More >>

Novopay - Mr Fixit Couldn’t Fix It!

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:56:29 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

National’s Mr Fixit, Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce, has admitted defeat in deciding to cut ties with the parent company, says New Zealand First. More >>

NZ govt to take control of Novopay school payroll system

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ govt to take control of Novopay school payroll system, receive as much as $22M settlement More >>

Novopay’s end must not be bulk funding’s beginning

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:43:38 +1200 | Green Party

The end of the disastrous Novopay system must not serve as a stalking horse for the next big threat National poses to schools – the bulk funding of teacher salaries, the Green Party said today.More >>

BOP report highlights key tertiary education priorities

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:39:41 +1200 | Tertiary Action Plan

Increasing Māori participation in tertiary education is crucial to the wellbeing and economic growth in the Bay of Plenty, according to a report ahead of a collective action plan to deliver industry-focused education and research in the region.More >>

Talent2 Statement re Novopay Announcement

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:22:26 +1200 | Talent2

Talent2 and the Ministry of Education have agreed that the management and operation of the Novopay payroll service will transition from Talent2 to a new Government owned company on 17 October 2014. The decision has been reached by mutual agreement in ...More >>


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