9/12/2020

Kiwi response needed to address dropping international student rankings

In response to our declining ranking in international maths and science tests, New Zealand educators say we should be focusing on the gap in achievement between Pasifika and Māori and Pakeha students, rather than measuring the difference between us a

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8/12/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes expansion of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the expansion of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori to early childhood teachers and support staff.

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2/12/2020

Schools excluded from Govt coal commitment

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is disappointed the education sector has been excluded from a state sector phase-out of coal boilers by 2025, announced today.

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2/12/2020

Educators back call for urgent action on child poverty

Educators at the frontlines back the Children’s Commissioner’s call for bold action on child poverty, following the release of distressing figures in the latest Child Poverty Monitor.

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7/11/2020

Thousands of women in education sector to benefit from pay equity claims

As the Equal Pay Amendment Act comes into force, 10 pay equity claims affecting thousands of women across the education sector, including for all early childhood education teachers have been raised by their union, NZEI Te Riu Roa.

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29/10/2020

Teachers meet to discuss stretched primary schools

Primary teacher representatives across the country have begun two weeks of meetings to discuss pressing issues for schools – with extra staffing to meet the needs of children high on the agenda.

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5/10/2020

New Zealand teachers take part in global livestream for World Teachers' Day

New Zealand educators will take part in a 24-hour global livestream from 2pm today to celebrate UNESCO World Teachers' Day, including a video message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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30/09/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Government's wellbeing announcement for educators

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s commitment of additional counselling and advice services for educators in early learning services and schools, especially in the current Covid environment.

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29/09/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes Labour promise to provide mental health support to primary and intermediate

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Labour's promise to provide mental health support in primary and intermediate schools would deliver a much-needed resource for both children and teachers, especially given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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19/09/2020

Labour promise to extend sick leave will have huge impact in early childhood education

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming Labour's announcement today that it would double minimum sick leave entitlements to 10 days per year if returned to Government.

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19/09/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa says fixing the pay gap for kaiako must extend to Kōhanga Reo

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Kōhanga Reo kaiako can’t afford to be left out in the cold when pay and funding gaps in ECE are addressed.

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16/09/2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes wero in Māori Party education policy

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the wero set out in the Māori Party’s newly-released education policy.

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15/09/2020

Early childhood teachers celebrate Labour’s pay parity commitment

Early childhood education (ECE) teachers across the country are celebrating this morning following a $600m commitment by the Labour Party to move towards pay parity for qualified teachers if re-elected.

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14/09/2020

National's education policy - the good, bad and ugly

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming some of the National Party's newly-announced education policy, but President Liam Rutherford says the plans needs to be considered in light of their actions during nine years in Government.

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12/09/2020

Labour nearly there on pay parity commitment for next term

Chris Hipkins' strong comments in support of early childhood education pay parity this week are promising, but the sector needs a firm commitment and funding, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.

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