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Early childhood teacher shortage means teachers can get ‘whatever they want’

Early childhood centres are facing their worst-ever teacher shortage, creating a market where qualified teachers can get "whatever they want".

Mind the gap: intermediates versus middle schools

Intermediate schools are a uniquely Kiwi tradition that is almost a century old. But are they being gradually replaced by the Australian-style middle school? Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Cheating on industrial scale is big business

New research on plagiarism at university has revealed students are surprisingly unconcerned about a practice known as "contract cheating".

“Early childhood must not remain the poor cousin”

The early childhood education (ECE) sector is “astounded” that the Government has not included them in the plans to help resolve the teacher shortage situation, saying they are facing a worse situation than schools.

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.

Government bailouts of tertiary institutions signal need for urgent reform

Following the recent appointment of a Commissioner at Whitirieia and WelTec, the tertiary education sector says the Government can’t continue to bail out institutions and should focus on reforming the sector instead.

Half of university scholarships go to wealthiest students while the poorest struggle

Half of university scholarships go to students from our wealthiest families, dismaying teachers in disadvantaged areas who see even their brightest students struggle to get a foot in the door.

Teacher aides, trainees earn less than minimum wage, NZEI survey says

Some teacher aides and trainee teachers in early childhood centres are being paid less than the minimum wage, a survey has found.

University of Auckland scraps most teacher in-service support after $2.5m loss

Auckland University is proposing to terminate its mainstream advisory service for teachers - even though the Government has promised to create a new national advisory service.

University of Auckland to quit $80m Epsom campus by 2020

Māori tribes are keen to buy Auckland University's prime $80 million Epsom campus when the university's education faculty leaves the site in 2020.
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