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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.

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".

Govt aims to recruit 400 overseas teachers to fill teaching gaps

The Government aims to recruit at least 400 teachers from overseas to fill desperate shortages in schools at the beginning of next year.

Why become a teacher? A student’s perspective

While many young people are turning away from teaching, citing poor pay and stress, what motivates those who do enrol to be a teacher? We talked to third-year Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary student Amy Davis from South Auckland.

Principals say teachers working sick as schools struggle to find relievers

Teachers are going to work sick as schools struggle to find relief staff to cover absences, Bay of Plenty principals say.

New “become a teacher” TV advertising campaign

A new advertising campaign to attract more teachers to the profession will launch on TV tonight, in response to the teaching shortage crisis.

Principals are more stressed than ever, survey shows

Teacher shortage is thought to be a contributing factor to the increasing number of principals showing significant signs of distress as a result of their job.

Teacher Recruitment Expo addresses critical teacher shortage

The second annual Auckland Primary Teaching Expo is coming up fast on 11 September. Vanessa Page, who found a job at last year’s expo, talks about her experience of the inaugural event hosted by the Auckland Primary Principals Association (APPA) in partnership with the University of Auckland last year.

Relief teacher supply hits ‘critical low’, agency contracted to Ministry of Education tells schools

A relief teacher agency has told schools it can no longer meet all their requests for relievers for the first time in its history.
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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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