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Working party for counsellor staffing levels missing from Ministry offer

Secondary school teachers' union PPTA is disappointed that the Ministry failed to include in its offer to secondary teachers a working party to look at staffing levels of school counsellors. However, some counsellors are doubtful another working party would bring about the necessary change.

Are Kiwi Kids still all right?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at how our education and health systems are responding to the crisis of anxiety affecting our children and young people.

Jobs on the line at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa after NZQA downgrade

Jobs may be on the line at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa after a damning review released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority coupled with a forecast deficit.

Scrap fees-free and pay teachers more instead

Government criticised for prioritising fees-free tertiary education over improving teachers’ pay.

It’s not about us without us: Equity and education

The failure of NCEA to provide an equal opportunity for all students to succeed was at the forefront of discussion at Education Central’s recent ChalkTalk debate on the NCEA Review. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

Response: Teacher Education Refresh programme is working

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.

Why overseas teachers will help – but not solve – New Zealand’s teacher shortage...

New Zealand has a dire shortage of teachers. Yet despite recruitment campaigns and refresher programmes, a number of stories are emerging of overseas and returning teachers struggling to navigate the systems and costs involved with getting work in New Zealand schools. JUDE BARBACK suggests that valuing the existing teacher workforce is a better long-term solution.

Chris Hipkins talks down pay expectations by secondary teachers at PPTA conference

A 15 per cent pay claim by secondary school teachers is "out of the ballpark", Education Minister Chris Hipkins has warned.

Secondary school teachers poised to reject latest pay offer

Secondary school teachers from around the country are being advised to reject the latest pay offer from the Ministry of Education.

Spotlight on new teaching grads: From comms to the classroom

Kit Haines was in a communications role writing stories about students when he realised he wanted to be in the classroom helping students write their own stories.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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