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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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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Media advisory - Historic next step for pay equity

This Monday: Three Ministry of Education Support Workers are undertaking New Zealand's first ever mediation for pay equity, made possible after Kristine Bartlett won the right for such cases to be heard.

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Resources needed to reduce violence in schools – not police

Primary school principals have expressed horror and disbelief at the Minister of Education’s suggestion in Parliament that schools should call the police to deal with “very violent” student behaviour.

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NZEI backs call for Govt action to include every child

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing calls for Government action on inclusive education as evidence mounts that it is denying disabled and higher needs children the vital support they need to learn.

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Government cuts cost ECE $260 million this year

New research shows the Government has cut $260 million a year off funding for Early Childhood Education, as NZEI Te Riu Roa launches a pledge to restore funding and quality to the sector.

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Educators call on Police Minister to waive vetting charge

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the Minister of Police to instruct her officials to abandon plans to charge schools and ECE services for safety vetting of adults who work around children.

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Vetting charges will put more pressure on schools

New police vetting charges for schools will end up costing children as the Government's funding freeze forces schools to dip into curriculum or staffing to meet any extra costs, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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Alternative facts harming kids' education

Teachers from primary and secondary schools are calling out the Education Minister for massively overstating school funding increases and playing politics with children's education

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Government freeze on school funding drives support staff to paid union meetings

The government’s freeze on school funding and its impact on their pay negotiations will drive teacher aides and other school support staff to nationwide paid union meetings in March.

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National Standards assessment tool won't wash with teachers

A new Government website to promote an online judgement process for the widely reviled National Standards system is unlikely to get much interest from teachers, NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says.

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Better Funding, Better Learning message hits heartland New Zealand

Educators from early childhood to secondary school are heading into heartland New Zealand in a colourful campervan, taking the better funding for better learning message to every corner of the country this election year.

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Stop Education Bill until children and others are consulted - NZEI

NZEI TeRiu Roa is joining calls by the Children's Commissioner to stop the progress of the Education Amendment Bill until children have been consulted and concerns about children's rights addressed.

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All children deserve to learn Te Reo Maori

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Green Party's goal for every New Zealand child to learn Te Reo Maori at school, and is calling for the professional development and training of teachers needed to make this possible.

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Labour and Greens put stake in the sand on education - NZEI

30 January 2017 The commitment by Labour and Green leaders to properly fund education for all children has established education as a core election issue for voters this year, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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