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Auckland primary teacher shortage hits new record

Auckland's primary teacher shortage has hit a new record as schools face a "perfect storm" of record migrant inflows, declining teacher trainees, and an exodus of staff who can't afford the city's housing costs.

Rotorua teacher shortage due to low pay and heavy workloads

Auckland teachers are moving to the regions to escape housing costs and long commute times, but there's still a shortage of educators for certain subjects.

Plan needed to address Auckland’s teacher crisis

Four education groups representing New Zealand’s principals and teachers will tomorrow announce their plan to turn around the Auckland teacher crisis.

Sisters who went to Kereru School fight to restore roll

A countryside school where children play in the mud and climb trees is under threat of having its teaching resources halved.

Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into practice

The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.

10 recommendations to resolve Auckland’s teacher crisis

NZEI Te Riu Roa, New Zealand Principals Federation, Auckland Primary Principals Association and Waitakere Area Principals Association have developed a 10-point plan to resolve Auckland's teacher crisis.

Teacher shortage looms in the Western Bay, principals say

The Western Bay is heading in the same direction as Auckland when it comes to teacher shortages, principals in the district say.

The Novopay nightmare: when will it end?

The Ministry of Education’s troubled payroll system is allegedly on the mend, but at what cost? JUDE BARBACK reflects on Novopay’s painful journey so far.

Teachers relieved to see pay equity bill scrapped

The new government will keep to their campaign promise of stopping the Pay Equity Bill introduced.

Why I left teaching

John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.  
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