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A shift of 8000 more children into lower decile schools is an indication that more New Zealand families are becoming poorer and that more children are likely to live in low income households.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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