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Principals Applaud Demise of National Standards

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:48:07 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) President, Whetu Cormick, is delighted at Labour's announcement that they would scrap national standards if they become the Government in September.More >>

Future of Public Tertiary Education is on the Ballot Paper

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:03:02 +1200 | Tertiary Education Union

Labour’s promise to ditch the National-led Government’s plans to change the law so that public funds can be diverted to for-profit education offers voters a real choice in this election about the future of public tertiary education, the Tertiary ...More >>

Educators welcome Labour's plan to fix public education

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:32:19 +1200 | NZEI

Educators welcome Labour's commitment to put the 'free' back into free public education and to developing a plan to fix the chronic teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Labour to invest $4 billion in education

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:30:54 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Education Manifesto will bring positive change across the education sector and is backed by a massive investment, says Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Hipkins.More >>

Labour taking action on school donations

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:08:24 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

EMBARGOED UNTIL 5am Friday 21 July 2017 21 July 2017 Labour taking action on school donations Labour will end so-called voluntary school donations for the majority of parents across the country under its $4 billion plan to revitalise the education ...More >>

Boarding allowance rise is key issue for rural voters

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:06:57 +1200 | Federated Farmers

For rural folk there’s a glaring omission in all the political parties’ education policies announced so far - an increase in the school boarding allowance. More >>

IHC Welcomes Moves Towards a New Disability System

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:15:13 +1200 | IHC

20 July 2017 - IHC welcomes moves towards a new disability system that puts greater choice and control over services in the hands of disabled people. More >>

Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:15:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships. More >>

Labour's $4 billion education fix just what children need

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:06:18 +1200 | NZEI

Labour's promise of a $4 billion funding jolt for education will start to repair the damage that's been inflicted on public education and will make a huge difference for New Zealand's children and young people, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Bluff Marae Taking An Early Lead With Kids Coding

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:33:04 +1200 | CodeCamp

The latest announcement by Nikki Kay with kids computational thinking being introduced to the school curriculum for ages 5 through to 10 is a long needed upgrade to an education system that hasn’t been changed for the last 10 years, is well overdue ...More >>

Ministry Approves Coretex for School Vehicle Location

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:37:43 +1200 | Coretex

Coretex, the leader in Active Fleet Management Solutions announced that the New Zealand Ministry of Education has approved Coretex technology for use in school transportation vehicle location tracking. More >>

Unconditional Basic Income for Youth Launched

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:10:55 +1200 | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party today launched its policy of an unconditional basic income (UBI) for all New Zealanders aged 18 to 23. More >>

Studying in Auckland included as part of the curriculum

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:23:31 +1200 | ATEED

Auckland is set to welcome a new group of Korean international students, thanks to an agreement which sees the inclusion of studying in New Zealand’s largest city as part of the curriculum at the training institute, Koguryeo College.More >>

MSD & The Warehouse expand youth initiative

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:19:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

MSD & The Warehouse expand youth initiative Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes today’s expansion of the Red Shirts in Community programme where around 1,000 young jobseekers will gain work experience and earn NCEA credits. “It’s ...More >>

Labour's promise to lift ECE quality a huge relief

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:56:17 +1200 | NZEI

Labour has today shown what an alternative Government would mean for quality education, by promising to restore funding for Early Childhood Services so they can employ qualified and trained teachers.More >>

Quality for Kiwi kids at ECE

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:37:46 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Quality for Kiwi kids at ECE After more than a decade of rapid growth in the number of children participating in Early Childhood Education (ECE), it’s time to take stock and map out a clear plan for the future, says Labour’s Education spokesperson ...More >>

School trustees focused on student progress and achievement

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:54:52 +1200 | NZ Council for Educational Research

School trustees have a strong focus on strategy and most principals feel boards add value to schools. More >>

Labour prioritises families and public services

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:01:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Families Package delivers a bigger income boost to more than 70 per cent of families with children than Budget 2017. By not spending $1.5 billion a year on tax cuts, Labour is able to do more for lower and middle income families and people ...More >>

Political experiment on Rotorua and Taupo students unwelcome

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:49:44 +1200 | PPTA

Rotorua and Taupo teachers are hugely frustrated to hear that a charter school is set open in their rohe next year. More >>

New student places for Tauranga and Rotorua

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:48:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has announced an increase to the maximum roll of Bethlehem College in Tauranga, and approval for the college to establish a new campus in Rotorua. More >>


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