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Friday, November 24, 2017

Zero-fees, no student allowance policy for tertiary education

UnitedFuture leader Hon Peter Dunne said the party would seek to remove tuition fees for tertiary education in New Zealand, accompanied by a push to increase the quality of tertiary education and protect the value...

Fees-free tertiary education on its way for 2018

The new government is fast-tracking work on its fees-free tertiary education promise.

What would New Zealand education look like under an Act government?

JUDE BARBACK interviews Act Party leader David Seymour about Act’s education policies.

National’s plans to bolster National Standards

National will update National Standards as part of its $379 million education package.

Scrapping National Standards bad news for parents

Labour’s plan to dismantle National Standards shows their disregard for parents and the needs of students around the country, National Party MP Nikki Kaye says.

UE and interest-free student loans remain: Govt responds to tertiary education report

In its response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into New Zealand’s tertiary education system, the Government says it will not be accepting the Commission’s recommendations to abolish University Entrance or reinstate interest on student...

ECC welcomes changes to school funding system

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) welcomes the Government’s planned changes to the decile funding system affecting schools, early learning services and kohanga reo.

Teachers fighting for ‘seismic shift’ in pay and conditions for NZ’s 29,000 primary educators

Teachers are gearing up for hard - but colourful - industrial action over pay equity, higher pay and lower workloads.

Aussie plan to strip Kiwis’ uni subsidies ‘discriminatory’

Australian politicians have ruled a proposal to take away university subsidies from Kiwi expats is discriminatory.

High school teachers resent higher pay for ‘experts’

A survey of high school teachers has found widespread resentment about bonuses being paid to "expert" teachers in new groups of schools.

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Govt rejects secondary teacher pay rise proposal

The PPTA is disappointed at the Government's rejection of their proposal to increase secondary teachers' salaries by five per cent to help alleviate teacher shortage.