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ASG Welcomes Education Funding for Children in Budget

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:51:56 +1200 | ASG Scholarships Group

22 May 2015 ASG Welcomes Education Funding for Children in New Zealand Budget ASG is pleased with the New Zealand government’s commitment to education spending in the 2015 budget. ASG CEO John Velegrinis says the education spending commitments ...More >>

Updated Bullying Prevention Guide welcomed

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:27:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the update of a successful anti-bullying guide, which incorporates suggestions from schools and boards of trustees. “The 2015 edition of Bullying prevention and response: A guide for schools will help schools ...More >>

Nothing to Celebrate for Education in Government’s Budget

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:29:33 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The government should be ashamed of the way it's treated education in Budget 2015, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education Tracey Martin. “It’s making out it’s being big hearted with a $62.9 million cash injection ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

Fri, 22 May 2015 09:50:08 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked. There’s actually a plan for the national economy? Who knew? And its been working for whom, exactly? Not for families in poverty, clearly. ...More >>

Budget 2015 cold comfort for early childhood education

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:07:58 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Budget 2015 has disappointed early childhood education (ECE) providers who received no increase to funding rates. More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team


Universities a key part of the solution

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:50:44 +1200 | Universities New Zealand - Te Pokai Tara

Vice-Chancellors have welcomed today’s Budget funding increase as further recognition that universities are key drivers of New Zealand’s economic growth and social well-being. More >>

Iwi leader believes education the key to a better future

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:04:03 +1200 | Ngati Apa

Top of the south iwi Ngati Apa ki te Ra To, in partnership with Computers In Homes (CIH), has further extended its Learning and Development strategy with a pilot programme that will impact the lives and homes of 10 iwi members and families across Marlborough.More >>

Budget lack of provision for necessary education pay rises

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:54:35 +1200 | NZEI

This year’s Budget shows that the government has made alarmingly little provision for necessary salary increases for teachers and education support staff this year. More >>

Budget Prevents Doctors from Graduating

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:44:03 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Students' Assn

The release of Budget 2015 confirms the fears of medical students with future hopes of joining the medical workforce in New Zealand. They won't have the opportunity to finish their degrees. A Medical degree in New Zealand requires 6 years of study, ...More >>

Budget will cost average early childhood centres $15,000

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:38:47 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2015 will cost average early childhood centres $15,000 a year and increase parent fees More >>

Education budget focuses on learners says NZSTA

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:41:25 +1200 | NZSTA

Budget 2015 continues to demonstrate a focus on learners and consolidates the changes introduced in recent years, which is what the sector has been talking about for some time, says the New Zealand School Trustees Association.More >>

Budget 2015 Presentation to Education Cross Sector Forum

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:26:21 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hi everyone. It’s great to see you all again this afternoon. Some of you are new to this lock-up; others have been here before. Regardless, I welcome you all and thank you for your ongoing commitment to education and to the future for all our ...More >>

Fact Sheet 4 – Increasing Childcare Assistance

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:58:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

• Low-income families will be eligible for a higher rate of Childcare Assistance for pre-school and out-of-school care. More >>

Budget is a missed opportunity to improve quality in ECE

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:05:17 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens acknowledges the $75 million increase over four years to meet increased growth in early childhood education (ECE) participation rates. However, we are disappointed that government missed the opportunity to boost quality and to ...More >>

Stepping up for kids with special needs

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:41:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing an extra $62.9 million of operating funding over the next four years to better assist children with special education needs to learn and achieve, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. “We believe every child and young ...More >>

$373.9m spending on school infrastructure

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:38:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Budget provides $373.9 million for school infrastructure, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say. This includes $130.1 million operating funding over four years and the $243.8 million capital expenditure ...More >>

Budget 2015 supports at-risk children

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:38:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 supports the Government’s plan to provide better care for vulnerable children and families across New Zealand, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says. It provides $58.6 million in new operating funding over the next four years ...More >>

Extra $8.2m for vulnerable students

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:37:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Almost 6,000 of New Zealand’s most vulnerable students will benefit from an extra $8.2 million operating funding over the next four years for initiatives designed to increase their participation in the education system and lift achievement levels, ...More >>

Education investment rises to $10.8b

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:28:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A Budget 2015 investment of $686.7 million will take total spending on early childhood, primary and secondary education in the coming year to $10.8 billion, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. “Budget 2015 includes $442.9 million of operating funding over ...More >>


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