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Fees-free sucks up tertiary money for nothing

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:23:24 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

For the first time in two decades universities in New Zealand will receive no real increase in government funding, while $2.8 billion is being spent on the failed policy to lift participation in tertiary education, National’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson ...More >>

'Eventually decile system will go' - Education Minister

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:12:54 +1200 | RNZ

The flawed decile system will eventually go but not before finding a system that doesn't further stigmatise children, says the Minister of Education. More >>

Gordon welcomes decision on decile funding

Wed, 23 May 2018 20:31:11 +1200 | Liz Gordon

Dr Liz Gordon, researcher and policy advocate, welcomes the government’s decision not to abolish the decile funding system for schools. “I have campaigned from the start against the abolition of decile-based funding, and it is great to see the expensive ...More >>

Partnership Schools: Request for Investigation

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:11:47 +1200 | Office of the Auditor-General

23 May 2018: On 20 February 2018, the Auditor-General received a request from Hon Nikki Kaye to investigate the way the Government is managing its contract negotiations with partnership schools and the possible transition of partnership schools to other ...More >>

Focusing school funding on equity for kids

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:19:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is expanding work done on replacing school deciles to look more broadly at what’s needed to ensure all children, including learners from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds, get the support they need to learn.More >>

Govt cuts funding and opportunities for Kiwi kids

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:45:58 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government has taken an axe to the education sector and scrapped a large number of valuable initiatives in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

NZ budget 2018: gains for health, housing and education

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:09:30 +1200 | The Conversation

Grant Duncan , Massey University ; Christoph Schumacher , Massey University ; John O'Neill , Massey University ; Martin Berka , Massey University , and Nicolette Sheridan , Massey University More >>

Exceptional response to the Hastings District Council’s LTP

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:31:35 +1200 | Hastings District Council

The response to calls for public input into Council’s Long Term Plan has been excellent, with 125 formal submissions received and more than 1100 feedback surveys submitted. More >>

Teacher shortages worst since surveys began

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:29:58 +1200 | PPTA

An annual survey of secondary school principals has found that schools right around the country are experiencing significant teacher shortages, worse than last year’s results and in some cases, worse than ever before.More >>

Govt only putting bandaids on the problem - teachers

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:02:40 +1200 | RNZ

Teachers are disappointed with the government's Budget, saying it has failed to address key problems facing schools. More >>

Govt breaks early childhood education promises

Mon, 21 May 2018 14:57:37 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Govt breaks early childhood education promises The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood ...More >>

Research shines light on enjoyment of school cross country

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:26:13 +1200 | Sport New Zealand

Term two means school cross country. Kids at almost every primary and intermediate school around New Zealand are getting their running shoes on, but research conducted by Sport NZ has found that one in four students aged 6 to 13 don’t enjoy it.More >>

Budget 2018: Is Robertson saving his firepower?

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:52:23 +1200 | RNZ

Jane Patterson , Political Editor Power Play - This Budget will not set the world on fire but Finance Minister Grant Robertson will be happy enough to have stuck to his self-imposed fiscal rules.More >>

Education Budget full of broken promises

Fri, 18 May 2018 12:26:33 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

ChristchurchNZ 2018 Budget commentary

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:06:04 +1200 | ChristchurchNZ

Highlights for Christchurch and Canterbury The Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to make nearly $300 million available to accelerate the Canterbury recovery: • $298.5 million of capital in 2018/19 for an acceleration fund, plus ...More >>

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson 2018 Budget speech

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:01:37 +1200 | Green Party

This is what a real government looks like Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson 2018 Budget speech More >>

Early Childhood NZ says Budget 2018 a small step

Thu, 17 May 2018 16:13:21 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand says Budget 2018 a small step in the right direction More >>

Budget builds strong foundations for the future of education

Thu, 17 May 2018 16:04:31 +1200 | NZSTA

Budget 2018 is an excellent one for schools, but the best thing about it is the joined-up approach to improving outcomes for children and families. More >>

Budget funding for early childhood education underwhelming

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:52:49 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the 1.6% Budget increase announced for early childhood education centre universal funding is significantly underwhelming. More >>

Well-being of children and families a welcome focus

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:47:57 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“Placing the well-being of children, families and whānau centre-stage of the government’s budget is to be applauded” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens. More >>


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