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".
Peter Lyons says we need to seriously rethink the way we appraise teachers.
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.
Kit Haines was in a communications role writing stories about students when he realised he wanted to be in the classroom helping students write their own stories.
The Ministry of Education has rejected NZEI Te Riu Roa's claims that the teacher shortage issue is becoming a disaster, and outlines a number of initiatives that are addressing teacher supply.
Primary teachers have released details of their proposed regional strikes in November as a nine-day strike ballot begins tomorrow.
The damage done to Auckland by house price inflation is starkly apparent when young couples start looking for work elsewhere once they contemplate having children.
Nikki Kaye says committing to reducing teacher workload would go some way to resolving a pay dispute between teachers and the Government.
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.
Education recruitment agency assures principals of rigorous recruitment process so that top candidates with relevant experience are put forward for Kiwi teaching positions.