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National’s changes leave student bodies in chaos

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:43:09 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The chaos created by National’s scrapping of compulsory student association membership may force the 86-year old Union of Students Association to fold, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe says. “National’s 2011 Voluntary Student ...More >>

Minister delighted with calibre of nominations

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:19:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is delighted with the high number and calibre of people nominated for the new teacher professional body, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand). Nominations for the nine member council closed last week, ...More >>

The Warehouse Wellington ZooFari welcomes Windley School

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:38:23 +1300 | Wellington Zoo

335 students from Windley School in Porirua will visit Wellington Zoo next week as part of The Warehouse Wellington Zoo fari programme, on Monday 30 March, Wednesday 1 April and Thursday 2 April.More >>

Manukau Institute of Technology appoints wrong councillor

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:32:10 +1300 | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) should not be appointing a council member who works for a competing private provider, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. More >>

International Democratic Education Conference for Nelson

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:57:31 +1300 | International Democratic Education Conference

Over 400 participants from as far away as Canada, the UK and Finland are expected to attend the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) being held at Nelson’s Founders Park next month (April 9 – 12).More >>

Environmental education opportunities explored

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:41 +1300 | Northland Regional Council

Teachers from across the North are better equipped to contribute to the health of their harbours after a special Northland Regional Council workshop. More >>

QPEC Media Release: Tertiary Councils

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:09:57 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The National-led Government has stripped tertiary councils of staff and student representation as of right. But universities and wananga still have the power on their own initiative to reinstate these representatives. More >>

Minister to attend fifth annual ISTP

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:59:03 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be departing for Canada today to attend the fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) accompanied by teachers, professionals and union leaders.More >>

Pioneering digital education lab for Wellington region

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:57 +1300 | Unitec

Award winning digital and creative education lab, The Mind Lab by Unitec, was officially opened in Wellington by Hon Steven Joyce this morning, Thursday 26 March and was announced as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards last night as one of the ...More >>

Teachers flock to Innovation Fund

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:53:24 +1300 | NZEI

The high number of applications for the government’s new $10m Teacher-led Innovation Fund shows the enthusiasm for developing and sharing innovative ideas following a long drought of professional development funding.More >>

Challenges to school boards’ decisions rare

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:19:42 +1300 | NZSTA

The President of NZ School Trustees Association, Lorraine Kerr, says challenges to schools’ decisions arising from student disciplinary cases are quite rare. More >>

High number of teachers apply for $10m fund

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:47:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the more than 200 applications for the first round of the $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund. More >>

Listen to the locals Hekia!

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:53:53 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

“The Minister refused to give an assurance today when I questioned her, that she would listen to the submissions and back the call to return the school to Redcliffs. She needs to give that assurance so our community can have faith that her “consultation” ...More >>

Scholarships for Pacific health students

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:23:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says $1.19 million in scholarship funding this year will help 118 Pacific tertiary students studying for health-related qualifications. The Aniva Scholarships, previously known as the Pacific Health Workforce ...More >>

Funds for education success go to educationally successful

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:15:20 +1300 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC wants to know why the extra resources provided by the government’s flagship teacher policy are overwhelmingly being captured by the schools that cater for the wealthiest suburbs of our richest city.More >>

Redcliffs School closure plan wrong

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:59:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s proposal to consult on the closure of Redcliffs School not only goes against the best geotechnical advice, but more importantly goes against the best educational outcomes for Redcliffs children and the health of our community, ...More >>

Free Press: Act Party Bulletin

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:47:22 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

It’s been five long years since National’s tax cuts, and it feels like the taxman’s grip is tightening. There’s a reason: bracket creep. Inflation means our earnings go up on paper, pushing us into higher tax brackets whether we have any real increase ...More >>

PPTA members vote to boycott Educanz nominations

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:43:43 +1300 | PPTA

PPTA members have given us the strongest indication yet that they want nothing to do with the undemocratic Educanz nominations and appointments process, says PPTA president Angela Roberts.More >>

National reinforces inequality in schools

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:50:57 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government’s flagship programme Investing in Educational Success is clearly reinforcing inequality in the school system, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “The analysis released today by the NZEI clearly shows schools ...More >>

Inequalities of IES exposed

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:13:00 +1300 | NZEI

The first phase of the Government’s Investing in Educational Success scheme is failing to target the children and schools the government itself says are most in need of support, a new analysis shows.More >>


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