One in every 10 primary and intermediate schools is still short of at least one teacher, the teachers' union says.
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.
Education groups are guardedly optimistic that talks may stave off more teachers' strikes that have been signalled for this school term.
Families have been making last minute dashes to move into suburbs with good schools ahead of this week's return to the classroom.
Almost one in every six Auckland schools is starting the new school year this week with teaching vacancies.
Ministry of Education employees supporting children with learning needs walk off the job for a month tomorrow.