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Unis spend millions accessing publicly funded research

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:23:59 +1300 | Mark C. Wilson

Research findings are published in peer-reviewed academic journals, many of which charge universities subscription fees. from , CC BY-ND More >>

Post-secondary package helps Kiwis get ahead

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:14:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Post-secondary package helps Kiwis get ahead “The Government is committed to delivering a modern workforce by removing cost barriers to post-secondary education and training,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. Beginning in 2017/18, funding provides for ...More >>

Chris HipkinsAnnounces NCEA Review Terms of Reference

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:43:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review starting early next year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Bill to support the status of teachers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:19 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants to lift the public status of teachers and protect the title of “teacher” in recognition of its professional status, New Zealand First MP Jenny Marcroft said today.More >>

Three Bills Drawn From The Ballot

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:36:57 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Three Bills have been drawn from the Members’ Ballot. Two from NZ First MPs and one from Labour. More >>

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:58:57 +1300 | PPTA

Some help to fix secondary teacher shortages The Labour-led government’s package to address teacher shortages is welcomed by secondary teachers around the country. PPTA president, Jack Boyle says, “There is no doubt the previous National-led government ...More >>

Principals Say Teacher Supply Package Overdue

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:40:25 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"Today's announcement of $9.5 million to boost teacher supply will come as welcome relief for some schools," said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF).More >>

Package to ease teacher shortage is just the start

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:10:20 +1300 | NZEI

Educators have welcomed the government’s $9.5 million package to address the teacher shortage but say much more needs to be done to attract and keep teachers in the profession. More >>

$9.5M Teacher Supply Package to Boost Te Reo Māori Teachers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:09:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government’s $9.5 million teacher supply package will support more te reo Māori and Māori medium teachers into classrooms, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says.More >>

$9.5 million boost for teacher supply

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:13:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced an immediate $9.5 million teacher supply package to support more teachers into classrooms in 2018. More >>

Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:33:25 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government is irresponsibly and recklessly scrapping National Standards without having a detailed nationwide system of progression to replace it with, leaving parents in the dark about their children’s achievement, National Party Education Spokesperson ...More >>

Children the winners as National Standards are dumped

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:05:52 +1300 | NZEI

Primary principals and teachers say children are the real winners now that National Standards have been officially dumped. More >>

Death Rattles For National Standards

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:03:11 +1300 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

"It's a day to celebrate," declared Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF), as he listened to Minister Hipkins consign national standards to their death bed. More >>

National Educational Standards Ended

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:38:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has taken the first steps to turn around a decline in educational achievement among Kiwi children, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

Principals forced to slash teacher aide hours

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:03:19 +1300 | NZEI

An NZEI Te Riu Roa survey of 622 primary and intermediate school principals has found that 44% plan to cut teacher aide hours to meet budget in 2018, while 14% expect to be short of teachers and another 20% are not sure whether they will fill all roles.More >>

Talented NZ students awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarships

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:08:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Nearly 200 young New Zealanders are about to deepen New Zealand’s connections with Asia and Latin America. More >>

Why staff and practitioners must be listened to

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:44:21 +1300 | Tertiary Education Union

Today’s Education Review Office (ERO) report showing a 'widespread' lack of confidence in teacher graduates' preparedness for the classroom is a reminder to government and institution bosses that tertiary education staff must be listened to when training ...More >>

New Digital Technologies for Schools And Kura

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:30:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content is being included in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa .More >>

NZEI Welcomes Reports On Teacher Training

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 11:12:02 +1300 | NZEI

All beginning teachers should get the right support to be the best teacher that they can be, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Auckland Chamber of Commerce Supports Youth Business

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:50:26 +1300 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Young Enterprise are excited to announce their new delivery partnership for The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in the region. The YES business programme enables high school students to set up and ...More >>


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