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NZEI survey points to possible improvement in teacher shortage

One in every 10 primary and intermediate schools is still short of at least one teacher, the teachers' union says.

NZEI and Ministry prepare to negotiate again

After two strikes last year and three rejected offers, the Ministry of Education and the primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa have agreed to return to the negotiating table next week.

Drastic changes for polytechs and ITOs

Today’s vocational education reform announcements spell major change and disruption for New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).

The gap remains: social inequality is still hurting New Zealand, says report

Progress in reducing social and economic inequalities has stalled in New Zealand, according to The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nation Report, released today.

NZEI and PPTA ‘optimistic’ that talks may stave off more teachers’ strikes

Education groups are guardedly optimistic that talks may stave off more teachers' strikes that have been signalled for this school term.

Aucklanders treated to Waitangi Day celebrations

Auckland families have the opportunity to celebrate Waitangi Day with culture, music, kōrero and kai. Events span six days and four venues across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Demand hot for rentals near Auckland Grammar School as families move into zone

Families have been making last minute dashes to move into suburbs with good schools ahead of this week's return to the classroom.

More schools delay start dates to avoid the heat

More schools are delaying their starting dates this year to avoid the summer heat with many opting not to start classes until after Waitangi Day.

Teacher shortage: One in six Auckland schools starting year with vacancies

Almost one in every six Auckland schools is starting the new school year this week with teaching vacancies.

Year’s first education strike: Support managers walk out

Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs walk off the job for a month tomorrow.
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