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Plans afoot to fix long-term teacher shortage

Education Minister Chris Hipkins outlines plans to “clear the clutter” so that teachers can get on with the job – just one part of a wider strategy to improve the teaching profession and fix the looming teacher shortage.

Eminent musicians’ jobs to go at University of Auckland

Auckland University proposes to axe five eminent music academics in a bid to transform its music school from a "conservatory" into a research-intensive academic department.

Education sector welcomes moves to streamline pay equity claims process

The Government has indicated it will look to make the pay equity claims process easier, fairer, and more efficient - news that has been welcomed by the education sector which is seeking pay equity for support staff and other groups.

How our teacher shortage affects everyone

Everyone in our community should be deeply concerned when there is a shortage of employable teachers in our schools because it means the overall quality of the work force is lowered.

Paying for quality Learning Support

Union NZEI Te Riu Roa is working through a pay equity claim with the Ministry of Education with the goal of improving the remuneration of education support workers including Learning Assistants and Teacher Aides. However Manurewa Intermediate already pays its Learning Assistants well above the national average. How do they do this, and why?

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.

Editorial: US teachers face a different sort of stress

As a survey is released calling for action over New Zealand teachers’ workload, on the other side of the world US schools are contemplating arming their staff for protection. By Jude Barback.

Auckland high-school teacher shortage tipped to hit 3000 by 2027

Auckland secondary school principals say the region could be short of thousands of teachers in the next 10 years unless salaries are raised to attract new recruits.

Addressing the teacher shortage – Ministry’s measures not enough

In December, the government announced a new package to address teacher shortages. But as principals look further afield to staff their schools, will these measures be enough, and what effect might they already have on those deciding to enter the profession? MELISSA WASTNEY reports.

Rebecca Pyle: Why I left Auckland

"Teachers are falling over." Rebecca Pyle tells her story of why staying in Auckland wasn’t an option anymore.
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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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