9/04/2021

Educators' union supports tamariki striking for climate action

The country's largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, is backing the school students striking for climate action across the country today.

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7/04/2021

Education union endorses new report opposing outdated practice of streaming

A new report opposing streaming in New Zealand schools, released today, has the support of education union NZEI Te Riu Roa.

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30/03/2021

Union and employers call on government to increase ECE funding in 2021 Budget as union meetings get

ECE employers have united with the country's largest education union to call on the government to address a teacher shortage and poor pay in Budget 2021.

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26/03/2021

Hearings for Pūaotanga – the independent review into primary school staffing - in Christchurch and W

Submissions will be heard next week at the first South Island hearings of Pūaotanga – the independent review into primary school staffing.

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22/03/2021

Teachers stretched to their limits: early childhood teachers experiencing teacher shortage, fear s

A survey of early childhood educators has revealed significant concerns about the impacts of teacher shortages on teachers and children, and suggests the situation is worsening.

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18/03/2021

Media advisory: First hearing for Pūaotanga – the independent review into primary school staffing

Twelve submissions will be heard on Monday at the first hearing of Pūaotanga – the independent review into primary school staffing.

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12/03/2021

NZEI Te Riu Roa votes to oppose streaming

The leadership of the country’s largest education union have voted today to formally oppose streaming in schools.

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7/03/2021

Nation’s early childhood heroes recognised on Children’s Day

Innovation during the COVID-19 lockdowns, support that went above and beyond for families after the Christchurch shootings, mentoring children to be environmental enthusiasts, and tirelessly advocating for a better, more just early childhood educatio

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25/02/2021

New data shows stark pay imbalance in early childhood education

New data in a report released by the Ministry of Education today show the urgency of addressing the pay imbalances in early childhood education, says the sector's union NZEI Te Riu Roa.

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28/01/2021

Educators launch independent review of school staffing, calling for public submissions

NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched an independent review of perceived under-resourcing in primary schooling*, inviting public submissions on how to ensure every child can realise their potential.

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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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