Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says four months is long enough for a review of NCEA but says he is open to extending it in the wake of an open protest letter by 40 Auckland secondary school principals.
A new principals' coalition suggesting the Government's review of NCEA warrants a review of its own has published full-page advertisements in national Sunday newspapers to air its criticism.
The car park at Rotorua's Harvest Centre was full to the brim as local primary school teachers came together to vote on whether to accept the Government's pay offer.
A Rotorua principal is calling for more clarity around the use of physical restraint in schools, and the Ministry of Education says it is coming.
Two private Auckland schools are set to merge in a newly-renovated campus at the start of next year.
A troubled school on Auckland's North Shore which has a roll of one student appears set to be closed down.