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New CEO Appointed

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:55:14 +1200 | Central Kids Kindergartens

Central Kids Kindergartens Trustees are pleased to announce they have appointed Philip Grady as its new Chief Executive Officer | Kaihautū Pūtahi Kura Pūhou. More >>

What’s going on in education policy?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:11:41 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC convenor, says that QPEC supports the concerns of many other groups about two recently announced policy proposals. More >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:14 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’.More >>

On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:18:52 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Tracey Martin MP Spokesperson for Education 23 AUGUST 2016 On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation Education Minister Hekia Parata wants to start shifting students out of schools and to online education – and no doubt has private ...More >>

ECE special needs funding shouldn’t rob Peter to pay Paul

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:57:49 +1200 | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

ECE special needs funding shouldn’t rob Peter to pay Paul 23 August 2016 For immediate release. The Government’s pledge to invest more special needs/learning support funding in the early years is well overdue and welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood ...More >>

Cautious support for extra funding

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:56:32 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

“We owe it to every child to make sure they have the support they need to succeed at each step of the way through the education system” says Clare Wells, chief executive NZ Kindergartens. “We welcome increased resourcing to support to young children ...More >>

More funding needed to support toddlers and young children

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:25:26 +1200 | NZEI Te Riu Roa

An increased focus proposed by Government on early intervention for toddlers and children who need extra learning support is welcome, but more funding and removal of a staffing freeze is needed to address already long waiting lists for toddlers ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on special needs education funding changes

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:33:55 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the funding changes in special needs education, and Uber First published on Werewolf More >>

Biggest update to education in 27 years

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:11:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years was introduced in Parliament yesterday by Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Time to commit to learning support

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:29:11 +1200 | Green Party

Proposals to change special education funding to learning support needs to ensure access, equity, and sustained support, the Green Party said today. More >>

Slash and burn of special education support

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:51:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Chris Hipkins MP for Rimutaka Education Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 22 August 2016 Slash and burn of special education support Slashing the support for school age children with special needs is no way to fund earlier intervention, Labour’s Education Spokesperson ...More >>

Schools need more funding to meet needs - Labour

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:40:56 +1200 | TVNZ

If the Government’s proposed funding review is about re-carving the existing pie then that’s where the problem starts to emerge says Labour’s education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.More >>

Is the Government on a collision course?

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:38:53 +1200 | TVNZ

Children are at the heart of the Government’s proposed educational funding review says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

New Look for BoP’s Oldest Early Childhood Educator

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:20:12 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

Tauranga Region Kindergartens, the Bay of Plenty’s longest standing early childhood education provider, will soon become known as ‘Inspired Kindergartens’, as it looks to better connect with a new generation of kindergarten parents. More >>

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Children’s Music Awards

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:01:10 +1200 | APRA Children's Music Awards

APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ are more than an itty bit excited to announce the winners of 2016 Children’s Music Awards – celebrating those writing and recording for our youngest generation of Kiwi music fans.More >>

Greens get behind unions on global funding

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 14:29:55 +1200 | Green Party

Greens get behind unions on global funding A campaign launched by education unions today against global funding should make the Government carefully consider its next moves on education funding, the Green Party said today. “Make no mistake, global ...More >>

Educators join forces for better funding for learning

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:07:33 +1200 | Better Funding

Educators from early childhood to secondary schooling are uniting to respond to the government’s latest funding proposal, saying it could result in fewer teachers and larger class sizes.More >>

Playground launch next month will pack a punch

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:47:56 +1200 | Hutt City Council

Lower Hutt will have one of the most contemporary playgrounds in the country when Avalon Park Playground reopens next month. More >>

Discover Your Local Kindergarten!

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:33:42 +1200 | Auckland Kindergarten Association

Auckland, Thursday 28th July 2016: Discover Your Local Kindergarten Week is returning this year, with events taking place across a number of its 107 Auckland Kindergarten Association (AKA) kindergartens during the week, so people can discover the wonderful ...More >>

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:50:17 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

An apology from Hekia Parata to the people of Christchurch is long overdue, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>


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