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Friday, November 24, 2017

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.

Parents who speak out on social media ‘not welcome’ says school

An Auckland school that made two of its pupils apologise to the Warriors for allegedly asking visiting players about the team's poor performance has threatened to ban parents who "undermine" the school on social media.

Either coalition scenario could benefit New Zealand education

Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa has faith in New Zealand First's education policies.

Candidates look at youth problems

More than 70,000 young people are not in education or training and local community groups want to know what the Government is going to do about it.

Act delivers billion dollars in mock currency to education union

Act leader David Seymour has delivered a billion dollars in mock currency to an education union today in an election stunt.

What would New Zealand education look like under a National government?

In the final of Education Central's interview series about political parties' education policies, JUDE BARBACK talks to Education Minister Nikki Kaye about National's plans for education.

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.

Questions raised about cuts to school transport funding

Labour has attacked National for planning to cut school transport, but National says savings are achieved from creating more efficiencies in the school transport system.

Vote 2017: The Big Issues – watch a rundown of the two big parties’...

As part of the Herald's Election 2017 coverage The Big Issues aims to explain where the major political parties stand on those issues most important to New Zealanders.

Opinion: Piecemeal policies won’t fix education

'Closing the Gap' educators say that a commitment to fully free education is the only way to tackle New Zealand’s high level of education inequality.

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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.