A new $5000 relocation grant is proving a "massive incentive" for agencies recruiting overseas teachers, as schools reopen after the summer holidays this week.
Fears are growing that young teachers may be put off shifting to Tauranga because of its reputation for unaffordable housing.
Principals are scrambling to ensure there is ‘someone’ in front of every class when school starts next week, writes Simon Collins.
One in every five schools in Auckland will open for the year next week without a full teaching staff.
The principal of one of Auckland's most exclusive private girls' schools has resigned suddenly just as school is set to return for the year, and after just four terms in the job.
New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.