Latest Education Policy Headlines

Teachers support $359m initiative

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today welcomed an agreement with the union representing around 18,000 secondary school teachers to support the $359 million initiative to lift student achievement.More >>

Cornered Government comes out swinging

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:47:36 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government is so desperate to keep its dead-in-the-water expert teachers policy alive, it has refused to rule out forcing schools to participate through legislation, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:17:40 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements.More >>

Degrees in Picking up Rubbish

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:02:43 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax media report of a University of Otago survey of Wellington’s street-connected walkways, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Another Union row

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:49:30 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“ The teachers union the NZEA is getting ready for another industrial dispute. These disputes now only occur in the government sector. National has no one to blame but themselves” said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte.More >>

Strong start to 2014 for international education

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:33:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s international education industry has seen its strongest January to April enrolment period on record with an 8 per cent increase, or an additional 5,100 international student enrolments on the same period last year.More >>

NZEI Shows Courage in Fighting ‘Winners And Losers’ Policy

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:12:21 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First congratulates the membership of the New Zealand Educational Institute for their courage in standing up against the Government’s “winners and losers” education changes.More >>

Latest F for Hekia Parata

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:15:29 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party agrees with the need for more collaboration and non-contact time for teachers, but disagrees that the Government’s hierarchical approach is the way to achieve that, said the Green Party today.More >>

Teachers Choose Kids’ Outcomes Over More Income

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:55:26 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

The Government’s $359m IES policy was scuttled by New Zealand’s primary teaching profession today when over seventy percent voted not to enter formal bargaining to vary the relevant Collective Agreements.More >>

Primary teachers and principals vote to put kids first

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:17:19 +1200 | NZEI

Teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly against the Government’s controversial “Investing in Educational Success” policy, including proposed highly-paid principal and teacher roles.More >>

National’s flagship education policy dead in the water

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s plan to create executive principals and expert teachers is effectively dead in the water with news that 93 percent of primary teachers have no confidence in the scheme, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Prime Time with Sean Plunkett: Educating for Success

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:47:16 +1200 | Front Page Ltd

In all the turmoil stirred up by the "Dirty Politics" revelations, the real issues that the campaign should be about have been put to one side. More >>

$359m education initiative moves forward

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:12:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says important progress has been made on the $359 million initiative to improve student achievement with several secondary schooling sector groups reaching agreements with the Ministry of Education.More >>

Local candidates talk policy with Massey students

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:11:25 +1200 | Massey University

A promise to bring back free university education was among policy messages aired at a political debate at Massey University’s Manawatü campus today. More >>

Gordon Campbell on mud slinging and name-calling

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:52 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The media, as its critics regularly point out, is far too easily diverted by political sideshows and slanging matches, from its duty to cover the real issues. Yet this week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the ...More >>

$4m technology block for Northcross Intermediate

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Work to address weathertightness issues is now complete with today’s opening of a $4 million technology block at Northcross Intermediate School in Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.More >>

Zero fees across NZ for tertiary education

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:32 +1200 | New Zealand Independent Coalition

“In the next three year term, the NZ Independent Coalition plans to implement the successful zero-fees model at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Waiariki Institute of Technology. “The successful Southland zero-fees model can be replicated in our ...More >>

Māori Pay A High Price For Flawed Tertiary Policies

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:43:58 +1200 | Daniel Haines

I’m excited about growing up in a post-settlement era where Te Tiriti o Waitangi respects the mana and tino rangatiratanga of our people as genuine and authentic treaty partners. But it doesn’t mean, by any stretch of the imagination, that things ...More >>

Greens plainly wrong again on Budget claims

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:04:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Russel Norman and the Greens have again confirmed they cannot read Budgets, repeating incorrect claims that the National-led Government is planning multi-billion dollar cuts to health and education spending over the next three years.More >>

Disabled Person's Organisations report sent to UN

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:44:11 +1200 | Disabled Persons Assembly

A report written by Disabled Person’s Organisations (DPOs) representing the voice of disabled New Zealanders has been released and sent to the United Nations today. More >>


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