Latest Education Policy Headlines

Kaye: $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:32:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister. More >>

Kids bear the brunt of Budget

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:55:07 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Future generations are the ones bearing the brunt of National’s failure to provide education services the funding they need to make ends meet, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

The real costs of National’s election bribe

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:17:19 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The cost of National’s poorly-targeted election year budget bribe is that there’s nothing to fix the housing crisis, health funding is cut, and funding for schools is cut, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:13:13 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

I t may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets? Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year ...More >>

Budget Speech 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:11:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. More >>

Education budget a timid sprinkling of coins

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:54:29 +1200 | PPTA

“Secondary teachers who were hopeful for an education budget that looked to and planned for the future, for children and for teachers were disappointed today”, PPTA president Jack Boyle says.More >>

Government fails ECE services – again

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:37:36 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

Government fails ECE services – again “Once again the government has failed to increase the hourly rate to early childhood education (ECE) services,” said Clare Wells, chief executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). “For the ECE sector it ...More >>

Education suffers in Budget 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:06 +1200 | NZEI

Education is the loser in today’s Budget announcement, with early childhood services suffering the seventh straight year of a funding freeze, and an increase to the school operations grant that will not cover inflation. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart ...More >>

$10.2m to improve financial capability of young NZers

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:33:27 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Jacqui Dean Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 25 May 2017 $10.2m to improve financial capability of young New ZealandersMore >>

$1.5b boost for schools and early education

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:32:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 has delivered the largest injection of new money into education since the Government took office in 2008, with an additional $1.1 billion of new operating funding over the next four years, plus an additional $392.4 million of capital funding, ...More >>

Extra help for children with additional learning needs

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:31:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 provides $63.3 million of operating funding over the next four years to support students with additional learning needs, including more teacher aide hours and a new programme for parents and teachers of young children with autism, Education ...More >>

$456.5m investment in school property

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:29:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

School capacity across New Zealand will increase significantly as a result of $392.4 million of capital funding and $64.1 million of operating funding over four years, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe say.More >>

Budget 2017 - Scoop Full Coverage

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:44:12 +1200 | Scoop Full Coverage

Scoop will be updating this page with Budget announcements, reaction and analysis once the Budget is released at 2pm. Hit reload to see the latest version.More >>

Higher Education Losing Its Soul as Bean Counters Rule

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:51:01 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The English writer G. K. Chesterton said: “Education is simply the soul of society as it passes from one generation to another.” More >>

Support Staff need our Support

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:26:58 +1200 | Te Akatea NZ Maori Principals' Association

Te Akatea NZ Maori Principals adds their voice to the growing number of educational groups that is calling on the government to provide a significant funding increase for school support staff.More >>

Step closer for new school for Syrian children

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:38:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the signing of a letter of commitment between New Zealand and Turkey which will see $1.3 million provided for a new school for Syrian refugee children.More >>

Campaign to protect public tertiary education

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:38:38 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Staff, students and representatives of the local community will come together tomorrow at the Ara Institute of Canterbury to launch the TEU’s campaign to protect quality public tertiary education from a controversial law prioritising for-profit providers.More >>

Increase government support to stop students going hungry

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:36:46 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Students at Unitec are regularly going without food or other necessities because they cannot afford them, according to a survey of students by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA).More >>

More Students to Be Taught by Well-Meaning Apprentices

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:30:17 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Education Nikki Kaye’s announcement of $5 million over four years to fund more teachers in priority subjects through Teach First NZ highlights the lack of workforce planning from National over nine years.More >>

Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:28:31 +1200 | PPTA

“In the context of serious shortages in key subject areas and wider challenges in other subjects and in an increasing number of geographical areas today’s policy release is a fail”, says PPTA president Jack Boyle, in response to the education ...More >>