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Teachers warn of strikes as they seek 14.5 per cent pay rise

Teacher unions are warning of likely strikes to seek pay rises costing "hundreds of millions of dollars", including an extra allowance for teaching in areas of expensive housing such as Auckland.

Trained overseas teachers and skilled migrants key to early childhood teacher shortages

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not just an Auckland problem.

Glenfield principal moves to Long Bay after just 16 months

A North Shore principal has left "disappointment and initially anger" in his wake by moving on to a bigger school after just 18 months.

Why does nobody know about the Voluntary Bonding Scheme?

The NZEI says the Government has been seemingly shy about promoting an existing bonding scheme, which could be an effective tool in easing shortages, particularly in Auckland.

Mixed reactions to Act Party’s teacher pay policy

The Act Party's teacher performance pay policy has attracted mixed reactions. Teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa says it is "out of touch" with what teachers want.

Second chance learner wants to give offenders a second chance

After 20 years of service with the Department of Corrections, Tauranga man Nick Powell felt an overwhelming need to do more to help the prisoners he worked with. Alarmed by the rates of offenders...

Teacher shortage looming for Waikato too

Waikato schools are a couple of years away from having the same problems finding teachers currently experienced in Auckland, according to Waikato Principals' Association president Hamish Fenemor.

Principals concerned pay rates not attracting secondary teachers

New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council chair James Morris discusses the elephant in the room – how pay is affecting New Zealand's secondary teacher shortage.

Dean of Education and Social Work retiring after 40 years in education

The University of Auckland’s Dean of Education and Social Work, Professor Graeme Aitken, grew up in schools and knew he was going to be a teacher from age 15. Now retiring after 40 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, university lecturer and Dean, he presented a retrospective lecture of his time in Education.  

Axe hangs over NorthTec courses and campuses in face of $4.5m loss

A major restructuring by Northland's biggest tertiary education provider could axe dozens of jobs axed and close Rawene and Kerikeri campuses as it faces a $4.5 million loss.
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