15/06/2018

Teachers and principals head to ballot on Ministry of Education offers

Nationwide meetings for primary principals and teachers start on Monday, as NZEI Te Riu Roa members vote on whether to accept the Ministry of Education's pay offers or reject them and take industrial action.

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15/06/2018

Action needed over discrimination against Māori and Pasifika school leaders

A survey of primary school leaders has found that a significant sample of Māori and Pasifika participants have experienced discrimination at work on the basis of their ethnicity.

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17/05/2018

Education Budget a major disappointment for educators

Today’s Education Budget has left educators disappointed that issues of chronic underfunding have not been addressed.

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11/05/2018

Education Budget 2018: Fixing the damage of the past, building the foundations for the future

NZEI Te Riu Roa has commissioned Infometrics to analyse the cost of repairing almost a decade of funding neglect in early childhood and primary education.

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2/05/2018

Survey shows need to fund additional learning needs role in schools

A new survey shows that many of our most vulnerable children are missing out at school because there is not enough funding to give them the one-on-one support and resources they need to thrive and succeed.

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1/05/2018

Educators join national movement for pay equity on May 5

Educators all over the country are joining a growing movement for action on pay equity and equality for women, with Fair's Fair Mana Taurite events on May 5.

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17/04/2018

Pasifika educators pushing the boundaries

Finding new horizons and pushing the boundaries will be central themes in a two-day Pasifika Fono for educators, which opens in Auckland this Thursday (19 April).

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11/04/2018

Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise

New research shows strong public support for more Government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs.

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6/04/2018

Kiwi children will benefit from ECE plan

Our youngest Kiwis will benefit from a completely fresh look at the Early Childhood Education sector.

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19/01/2018

Survey finds new teachers disillusioned and overworked

A survey of primary and ECE teachers in the first few years of their career has found that 17 per cent expect to leave the profession within five years of graduating.

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18/12/2017

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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18/12/2017

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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