12/18/2017

Prompt action needed over ECE quality concerns

NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government needs to take prompt action to raise the quality of ECE services, after a survey found that 27 percent of early childhood teachers would not place their own child in the centre they work in.

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12/18/2017

ERO review of learning needs must result in action

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Education Review Office’s plans for a national review of additional learning needs in education, but says it must lead to resourcing of support for more children, not just identifying the need for it.

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12/12/2017

Children the winners as National Standards are dumped

Primary principals and teachers say children are the real winners now that National Standards have been officially dumped.

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12/12/2017

NZEI welcomes reports about teacher training

All beginning teachers should get the right support to be the best teacher that they can be, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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12/12/2017

Principals forced to slash teacher aide hours but can’t find teachers for 2018

An NZEI Te Riu Roa survey of 622 primary and intermediate school principals has found that 44% plan to cut teacher aide hours to meet budget in 2018, while 14% expect to be short of teachers and another 20% are not sure whether they will fill all rol

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11/29/2017

ERO report shows value of time to lead, teach and learn

A new ERO report has shown how much more students can achieve when teachers are freed to teach and are given professional development to enhance their skills.

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11/28/2017

Leading Māori educators at Mātauranga symposium of Māori learning and innovation

A groundbreaking symposium today brings to the Wellington stage the unique, innovative, creative and exciting things happening in indigenous education in Aotearoa.

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11/15/2017

ECE teachers welcome increase to paid parental leave

Early childhood educators believe the increase in paid parental leave will be great for babies and their parents, and say the next step must be to improve the quality of early childhood education.

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11/9/2017

Restraint case highlights pressure on schools

NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling for training and support for teachers who have to deal with increasingly violent situations and better funding for children with challenging behaviour.

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10/25/2017

New Education Minister welcomed with a briefing from educators

The announcement today of Chris Hipkins as the new Education Minister and Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis and Jenny Salesa as Associate Education Ministers is great news for children and educators.

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10/24/2017

NZEI welcomes Government support for children with extra learning needs

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the education policies outlined today in the agreements between Labour and New Zealand First and the Greens.

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10/19/2017

Educators call on new government to take action

Teachers and educators have huge hope that the new Labour led Government will herald the rebuilding of New Zealand’s public education system and restore our children’s birthright to a free, world-class education.

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10/4/2017

Teachers commit to action, if needed, to free teachers to teach

Primary teachers and principals have committed to taking action next year in order to give every child more teacher time, and attract more people to teaching.

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9/26/2017

Media advisory - education conference to put spotlight on coalition talks

NZEI Te Riu Roa's annual conference is on from this Sunday till next Wednesday. With Government coalition talks underway, the sector has high hopes for positive change to funding and policy that will benefit children.

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9/25/2017

Coalition talks should see big wins for education

Whatever Government coalition emerges from negotiations in the coming weeks, educators are optimistic of major progress on the funding and quality of education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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