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Ministry of Education offers $10,000 to most teachers

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:28:06 +1300 | Ministry of Education

It is hard to understand why the teaching unions are threatening further campaigns before the NZEI members get the opportunity to vote on the settlement offer, and while the PPTA is still in active bargaining with the Ministry.More >>

Education unions' combined executives to meet

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:38:24 +1300 | NZEI

The combined National Executives of NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA Te Wehengarua are meeting today (Friday, 16 November) at 4pm to discuss possible joint campaigning next year, should members reject the offers from the Ministry of Education.More >>

Ministry heads should roll over teacher numbers

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:36:56 +1300 | Maori Council

The Chair of the National Maori Authority and the Auckland District of New Zealand Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has said heads should roll over the debacle of the teachers shortage asking the question “how did it all get to this?”.More >>

Dunedin ramps up study destination appeal in Shanghai

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:25:34 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday 13, November 2018) – Dunedin’s appeal as a top-class international study destination took another stride under a new agreement signed in Shanghai last week.More >>

Teacher recruits won't last without improvements to workload

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:39:23 +1300 | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Ministry of Education's efforts in recruiting 550 overseas primary and secondary teachers for next year, but warns these teachers won't stay long without improvements to workload.More >>

Abuse survivors encouraged to speak as inquiry scope widens

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:27:30 +1300 | RNZ

A victim of abuse by a Marist Brother says the expanded Royal Commission is the chance for him and many other Catholic old boys to speak up. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 12/11/18: Abuse And Neglect Inquiry Expanded

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:44:20 +1300 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister's Beehive press conference this afternoon focussed on announcements around the royal commission of inquiry into abuse and neglect. The inquiry will now extend to religious as well as state institutions. It will now be know as the Royal ...More >>

Primary teachers and principals meet to consider options

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:42:11 +1300 | NZEI

Thousands of primary teachers and principals gathered in meetings and rallies across Auckland today, on the first day of a week of rolling one-day strikes.More >>

Primary school teachers on strike again today

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:48:11 +1300 | RNZ

More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. More >>

Government needs to listen to primary teachers

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:48:36 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to listen and be more balanced and respectful in the way that it handles the collective bargaining with teachers, National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye says.More >>

The Nation: Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 13:40:01 +1300 | The Nation

• Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin told Newshub Nation she has been working on the proposal for 600 learning support coordinators to be placed into schools, since 2016. “And the moment I sat in the chair, I began the plan to make sure that ...More >>

Statement on Employment Relations Authority Recommendations

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 19:10:16 +1300 | Ministry of Education

As reported this afternoon, the Ministry of Education has received the final recommendations of the Employment Relations Authority Facilitator, James Crichton. More >>

Teachers set to deliberate

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 19:08:39 +1300 | NZEI

Employment Relations Authority Chief James Crichton has recommended that NZEI Te Riu Roa members accept the latest offer from the Ministry of Education, at the conclusion of four days of facilitation between the union and the Ministry.More >>

Education Minister Chris Hipkins on the NZEI's strike action

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 18:43:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

“It is disappointing that NZEI has decided to go ahead with strike action before asking its members to consider the strong new offer made this week during facilitation. More >>

Two ways to pay teachers more

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 16:54:08 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

With about 27,000 overworked and underpaid teachers set to go on strike next week, here’s how ACT would fund pay increases for them, says Leader David Seymour. More >>

Strike notices issued, primary teachers consider next steps

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:27:18 +1300 | NZEI

Primary teachers are set to begin a week of one-day rolling nationwide strikes on Monday. More >>

New chair and four other appointments to NZQA Board

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 14:49:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced five appointments to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Board (NZQA). More >>

NZ Academic Unveils Details of World First Childcare Centre

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 09:39:16 +1300 | Chrysalis Group

A world first concept in early education to be opened in Auckland is set to be unveiled by the NZ academic and ECE educator who created it at an international conference next week.More >>

Students anxious as NCEA exams begin today

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 11:41:43 +1300 | RNZ

Students (from left) Ella McGovern, Willow Ashby, Brooke Giblin, Nova Waretini-Hewison and Eden Kettles study for their NCEA exams. Photo: RNZ / Katie Doyle More >>

Unnecessary compliance flagged up for action

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 11:16:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A taskforce has finished the first stage of identifying significant areas of compliance waste in schools – so teachers have more time to teach, and principals more time to lead schools, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.More >>


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