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Zero Carbon Bill

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:36:40 +1200 | School Strike 4 Climate

Yesterday was the first reading of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill in Parliament. More >>

Minister Not Listening Say Northland Principals

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:26:40 +1200 | New Zealand Principals Federation

"The Minister is talking in platitudes but saying nothing new!" according to Leanne Otene, Principal of Manaia View School in Whangarei and executive member of Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association.More >>

Giving back to the school educating my children

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:59:00 +1200 | NZ School Trustees Association

Roly has been on his local school board for Central Normal School for the past 6 years. This year he says it’s time to handover to the new trustees and have new voices represent his community on the school board.More >>

Symposium focuses on giving our tamariki a better start

Tue, 21 May 2019 13:52:41 +1200 | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Better Together 2019 symposium focuses on ways to give our tamariki a better start in life More >>

Area school teachers vote on whether to strike on 29 May

Mon, 20 May 2019 13:52:01 +1200 | NZEI and PPTA

Another 2300 teachers will vote this week on whether to join their primary and secondary colleagues in a nationwide strike on 29 May. More >>

PM and Minister of Finance need to help resolve strikes

Mon, 20 May 2019 13:42:49 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister need to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing a circuit breaker to resolve the strikes, National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Christchurch Call' is just a start. We need systemic change

Fri, 17 May 2019 12:18:16 +1200 | Kevin Veale

The 'Christchurch Call' is just a start. Now we need to push for systemic change More >>

NZEI Te Riu Roa consulting with members on facilitation

Wed, 15 May 2019 13:29:53 +1200 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa primary principal and teacher members are being urgently consulted on whether their negotiating teams should return to facilitation with the Ministry of Education through the Employment Relations Authority (ERA).More >>

Coalition faces 'student backlash' if no-fee policy revised

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:41:34 +1200 | RNZ

A student leader says many students are only at her university because of the new no-fees scheme and has warned the government not to ditch its policy. More >>

Why NZ cannot ignore major welfare reform report

Wed, 15 May 2019 10:57:55 +1200 | The Conversation

One of the recommendations by a welfare advisory group was to raise benefit levels by up top 47%, but the government has rejected it, for now. from , CC BY-ND More >>

Good to see Government valuing apprenticeships

Tue, 14 May 2019 18:55:12 +1200 | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) welcomes the Government’s pre-Budget announcement that $197 million will be reallocated from the fees-free tertiary policy to vocational education, and is urging it to use this funding to support more employers to offer ...More >>

NCEA shake-up: Mixed feelings over external assessments

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:30:05 +1200 | RNZ

Changes to exams aimed at reducing workload for teachers and over-assessment of students have received mixed reactions from school principals. More >>

Finance Minister announces fees-free flop

Tue, 14 May 2019 14:11:35 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Another flagship Labour policy has failed with Finance Minister Grant Roberson announcing today the fees-free programme had not met enrolment expectations and delivered an underspend, National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Shane Reti says.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the end game for the teachers strike

Tue, 14 May 2019 12:20:19 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Currently, the education sector looks like one of those games of American football where its hard to keep your eye on where the ball is, and where ministerial quarterback Chris Hipkins is trying to throw it. Neither side seems to have much of a plan for ...More >>

Polytech staff fear losing jobs as enrolments drop

Mon, 13 May 2019 15:48:55 +1200 | RNZ

Polytechnics are facing another tough year and the government has warned that some might need financial bailouts because of falling enrolments. More >>

CPAG welcomes Govt move to abolish NCEA fees

Mon, 13 May 2019 13:31:12 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG ) is thrilled by this morning’s announcement from the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins that NCEA fees are to be abolished. More >>

Removal of NCEA fees a win for every child in New Zealand

Mon, 13 May 2019 13:03:22 +1200 | PPTA

The removal of NCEA fees is a step towards bringing out the best in every child who attends New Zealand schools, PPTA president Jack Boyles says. More >>

Education ministry: There are ways we can address workload

Mon, 13 May 2019 12:46:58 +1200 | RNZ

There are ways to address teacher workloads that do not require more money and teachers' claims of a crisis cannot simply be solved with more people, the head of the Education Ministry says.More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes NCEA tax cut

Mon, 13 May 2019 11:29:39 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NCEA fees were an unfair tax on a basic high-school education, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “Families should not face a levy to ensure their children are able to sit NCEA exams, which ...More >>

Removal of fees and a stronger NCEA

Mon, 13 May 2019 09:37:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Families of secondary students will no longer have to pay fees for NCEA and NZ Scholarship, in one of a raft of changes announced today to strengthen the qualification and pave the way for more young people to succeed.More >>

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