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.
A new $5000 relocation grant is proving a "massive incentive" for agencies recruiting overseas teachers, as schools reopen after the summer holidays this week.
Chris Hipkins says there's a range of support that schools can access and they need to be talking to the Ministry of Education.
The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not just an Auckland problem.
New Zealand's state and state-Integrated education system has for more than 40 years been the envy of other nations.
Primary school leaders experience physical violence at 10 times the rate of the general population, a health and wellbeing survey has found.
Two British teachers hired to help fill Auckland's desperate teacher shortage are warning other foreign teachers not to come because of the bureaucratic obstacles to recognising overseas qualifications and experience.
National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye has called for the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to step in and help Education Minister Chris Hipkins by providing "a circuit breaker" to resolve the teacher strikes.