ECE quality concerns and teacher shortage highlight funding issues

News stories today about the dire shortage of qualified early childhood teachers and poor quality care at some centres have again highlighted funding issues and the importance of the ECE pay equity claim that NZEI Te Riu Roa is developing.

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Making a submission on the Education Amendment Bill

Now is the time to make sure our win in getting National Standards and charter schools scrapped is cemented in law! Here's how to make a submission to the Select Committee...

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NZEI Te Riu Roa Scholarships for ECE and support staff

Applications for some great scholarships are now open for Early Childhood and Support Staff members.

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Worksite representative elections are coming up

Worksite rep elections are coming up, and with 2018 being a big year for our union, it's a great time to step into the role.

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Briefing to the Incoming Minister

See what we've told the new Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, Associate Ministers Tracey Martin and Jenny Salesa, and Associate Minister for Māori Education, Kelvin Davis

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What's in the SSCA/KRCA terms of settlement?

Find out what's in the KRCA/SSCA terms of settlement.

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Thinking about the Purpose of Education – Prof Yong Zhao

What’s an “average” seven year old? This is a question world acclaimed educationalist Yong Zhou posed to New Zealand audiences when he visited in July.

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Tribute to Te Iria Mārama Whiu

Nō Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi ngā iwi, ko te hapu ko Ngāti He. I te wā e ora ana tēnei kuia, he wahine pukumahi, he wahine kamakama, he wahine toa, he wahine tohetohe, he wahine kaingākau, ki te ao kai-ako, ara te ako tamari

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Important changes under Vulnerable Children Act 2014

July 1 marked an important milestone in implementing regulatory and other changes that will have a considerable impact on schools, teachers and anyone who works with children.

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Time running out to register interest ACET interest

Are you a great classroom practitioner? Or do you have highly skilled practitioners in your school that could qualify for recognition as an Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher (ACET)?

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A chance to keep teachers' voices on EDUCANZ

The Government has abolished teachers' professional body, the Teachers Council and removed right for teachers to vote for representatives on its replacement, EDUCANZ

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Experts find IES evidence doesn’t stack up

An academic review of the evidence used to support the government’s controversial Investing in Educational Success policy has highlighted areas of concern in the IES model, says NZEI.

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Join the celebrations for Childrens Day 2015

Children's Day being celebrated this year on Sunday 1 March and we want to see the celebrations from all around the country. The theme is Arohatia a Tatou Tamariki, or "Treasure our children".

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Living Wage milestones

The Living Wage rate for 2014 will be announced along with the release of the Living Wage employer trademark. Last year’s figure of $18.40 per hour will be updated to take into account any increases in costs from the last year.

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Green Party education proposals will make a big difference for children

NZEI Te Riu Roa says it welcomes the Green Party’s proposals to tackle the impact of growing inequality on children’s education.

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