Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Equity Index welcome but needs greater funding


24 September 2019

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Minister of Education's announcement of an Equity Index to replace school decile funding, and agrees with his statement that it "should be introduced with additional funding to help ensure success" for students facing disadvantage.

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said additional funding was critical to ensure the index achieved its purpose of increasing student success.

"The need for extra support for our students is enormous. With current equity, or decile, funding making up just 2.9% of school resourcing, there's a clear need for greater resources to address the issues of inequity," she said.

The change to an Equity Index is technical and complex and the sector will need to have confidence in how the change will work and how the transition is managed. Ms Stuart said consultation with the sector would need to be thorough and allow the time needed to get it right.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: 'the everrumble' by Michelle Elvy

This is Zettie’s tale from her birth date in 1965 through to her ‘passing’ at the age of 105. Yet, Zettie’s tale is our own tale, as humans still all-too-often hell-bent on destroying our environment and therefore our fellow creatures – and thus – symbiotically and inevitably – ourselves. More>>

Tuia 250: Endeavour Arrives At Tūranganui-A-Kiwa

The co-chair for Tuia 250 national commemorations says it's not a bad thing if people want to express their views, as a replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour is today set to make its way into Tūranganui-a-Kiwa... Local iwi oppose the ship's visit and have refused to do a pōhiri. More>>

ALSO:

On 7–19 October: NZ Improv Fest Turns (It Up To) Eleven

The New Zealand Improv Festival (NZIF) is celebrating eleven years by going 110%; this national festival has increased to two weeks of improvisation with guests from all over the world. More>>

ALSO:

NZ On Air: $12 Million For Stimulating Content For Tamariki

New Zealand tamariki have much to be excited about, with just under $12.5 million in funding confirmed for a raft of new screen and music content including a new daily kids quiz show. More>>

ALSO:

Master Storyteller: Author Jack Lasenby Remembered

Jack Lasenby died on Friday, aged 88. He was the author of children's books, novels, and short stories. He was the winner of numerous awards, including the Prime Minister's award for Literary Achievement in 2014. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland