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School support staff begin meetings for new collective agreement

School support staff begin two weeks of nationwide paid union meetings to discuss plans for upcoming collective agreement negotiations, with pay equity settlements high on the agenda as well.

Schools fear legal challenges over ‘unjust’ delays in school trustee voting

School principals are livid over delays in delivering Board of Trustees ballot papers with one saying she was prepared to the break the law to give parents time to vote.

High school teachers have called off planned strikes next week

PPTA spokeswoman Liz Robinson said there will be no strikes next week, but could not give further detail.

UK mental health nurse to head University of Auckland

Prof Dawn Freshwater will be the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland when she takes up the post next March.

Ministry of Education agrees to pay striking teachers

The Ministry of Education has decided to pay striking teachers in full today, surprising the secondary teachers' union ahead of talks aimed at resolving the teachers' pay dispute on Thursday.

No school for Year 9 students today despite teacher pay talks this Thursday

Teachers are turning up the heat on the Government today by refusing to teach Year 9 students, just two days before talks with Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

Budget 19 falls short for universities

New Zealand’s tertiary education sector says it should be part of the holistic solution to many of the concerns outlined in the Budget – but it needs to be adequately funded to do so.

Fees-Free funding reallocated to Vocational Education

Budget 2019 will see $197 million reallocated from the Fees-Free scheme to another area of tertiary education, reforming Vocational Education.

Donation ban welcome, but where is the help for needy kids? – Parents

An Auckland family with three children is delighted to see the end of school requests for "donations", but feels little has been done to help their eldest son who has extra learning needs.

Young people’s health and wellbeing high on Budget agenda

True to its name, the Wellbeing Budget delivered initiatives to support young people’s health and wellbeing, including the expansion of the nurses in schools programme.
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