8/21/2017

Special education resourcing inequitable for children with additional learning needs

The Government's decision to roll out reform of special education (Learning Support) to newly formed groups of school (Communities of Learning) rather than every school is abdicating its responsibility to support every child in every school, NZEI Te

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8/18/2017

Anxiety in children leads to call for scrapping National Standards

Teachers say that increased rates of anxiety in children linked to National Standards shows that National Standards should be scrapped.

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8/8/2017

Women call on women to vote down unfair pay Bill

NZEI members are calling on all women MPs to back the women of New Zealand and vote against the Pay Equity Bill today, even if it means crossing the floor.

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7/26/2017

Women will fight hurdles to equal pay

Women in education will fight the Government's attempt to create new hurdles that make it harder for us to achieve fair pay.

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7/24/2017

Urgent action needed on teacher shortage

A survey of new primary and intermediate teachers in Auckland reveals large numbers are considering giving up on teaching, and two thirds are planning or thinking about leaving the city due to the cost of living.

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6/28/2017

Educators welcome input on digital fluency package for schools

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed Education Minister Nikki Kaye’s offer to work alongside the profession on how to implement the government’s digital fluency package in schools.

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5/25/2017

Education suffers in Budget 2017

Education is the loser in today’s Budget announcement, with early childhood services suffering the seventh straight year of a funding freeze, and an increase to the school operations grant that will not cover inflation.

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5/24/2017

Overcrowded schools highlight chronic underfunding

The revelation that hundreds of schools are overcrowded has again highlighted the need for a huge increase in education funding, and shown that the data-focused government is not even getting the basics right.

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5/17/2017

Long-term teacher supply issues remain

New government measures to increase teacher supply have addressed some concerns in the sector, but housing, transport and income solutions are essential for long-term results.

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5/12/2017

Education bill puts politics ahead of children

Concerns of educators have been ignored, as the government pushes through education legislation that appears to be based on political objectives and cost saving, rather than what is best for children.

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5/3/2017

New education targets a disaster for children

New "Better Public Performance" targets for achievement in mathematics and writing are a disaster for children that will put more pressure on them and teachers, and further stifle quality public education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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5/1/2017

MPs to "step into the shoes" of teacher aides on first day of school term

As schools launch into term two on Monday [May 1], Members of Parliament are heading back to school to experience the work of teacher aides and other school support staff.

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5/1/2017

Nikki Kaye invited back to school

Educators are sending their best wishes to Nikki Kaye on her first day as Minister of Education, and inviting her to spend a day working alongside school support staff.

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4/21/2017

NZEI calls on Bennett to remove Pay Equity Bill stumbling blocks

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Deputy Prime Minister, Paula Bennett, to demand Ministers change a draft Pay Equity Bill and remove stumbling blocks that undermine her commitment to fix unfair pay for women.

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4/19/2017

Too many risks in rushing decile replacement

NZEI Te Riu Roa members are very concerned that decisions around a major review of the school decile funding system are being rushed through before there is evidence that the new model will improve children's education.

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