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The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing.
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News that the school decile funding system will be reviewed ignores the real issue in primary school resourcing – a 7.5% reduction in funding between 2013 and 2018.
Nearly 350 primary teachers around the country have been given special recognition as expert classroom teachers following an agreement reached last year between NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education.
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Primary schools remain strongly opposed to the government’s Investing in Educational Success policy despite strong attempts by the Ministry of Education to sell the policy to them.
Primary principals are astounded by the Prime Minister’s latest comments about hunger in schools. When questioned in parliament last night about hungry school children, John Key said that at all the decile 1-4 schools he had visited, principals and t
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