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Friday, October 19, 2018

Ministry urges teachers to vote ‘no’ to more strikes

The Ministry of Education defends its offer and its work with the sector, as primary teachers and principals prepare to vote on whether to hold a national week of one-day strike actions in November.

Teacher aides, trainees earn less than minimum wage, NZEI survey says

Some teacher aides and trainee teachers in early childhood centres are being paid less than the minimum wage, a survey has found.

University of Auckland scraps most teacher in-service support after $2.5m loss

Auckland University is proposing to terminate its mainstream advisory service for teachers - even though the Government has promised to create a new national advisory service.

Both primary and secondary teachers look set to strike

More strikes by both primary and secondary teachers look on the cards as both teacher groups gather for their annual conferences this week.

NCEA debate uncovers much broader discussion

Education Central follows up with several panellists from Education Central’s Chalk Talk panel discussion on the NCEA Review.

Play-based therapy effective for Kiwi kids with autism

A form of play-based therapy may be effective for New Zealand children with autism, according to new research.

The case for a new education system design

Visiting American educator Laura McBain says we need to explore how best to support educators using a new education system design. By Rebekah Fraser.

Children with higher amounts of screen time have far worse cognitive skills

Children who spend more than two hours a day looking at a screen have worse memory, language skills and attention span, a landmark study has found.

Rich debate around the future of NCEA

Education Central’s first ChalkTalk on the NCEA Review proved a great success.

Primary teachers and principals reject Government’s latest settlement offer

Primary teachers and principals have rejected the Government's latest offers of settlement, saying it does not address the teacher shortage that is at "crisis point".


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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The untold value of consistently effective teachers

Don't blame teachers for educational inequality; instead, believe that they can make a real difference, says Chief Executive of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Jay Allnutt.