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Thursday, December 9, 2021

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".

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The tired, acrimonious dance of teacher pay negotiations

Peter Lyons says we need to seriously rethink the way we appraise teachers.

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.

Spotlight on new teaching grads: From comms to the classroom

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.

“From crisis to a disaster” – new figures fuel teacher shortage concerns

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.

Teachers release strike plan details as ballot opens

Primary teachers have released details of their proposed regional strikes in November as a nine-day strike ballot begins tomorrow.

NZ Herald editorial: Auckland poorer if young careerists cannot afford its houses

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 reducing class sizes would help teacher negotiations

Nikki Kaye says committing to reducing teacher workload would go some way to resolving a pay dispute between teachers and the Government.

Students favouring health, engineering and IT over accounting, teaching

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.

Take advantage of overseas teachers, say recruiters

Education recruitment agency assures principals of rigorous recruitment process so that top candidates with relevant experience are put forward for Kiwi teaching positions.

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