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Friday, October 19, 2018

Calls for MoE to crack down on significant bullying in early childhood education sector

Bullying in the early childhood education sector is pushing good teachers out and the Government is being urged to act urgently.

Opinion: Sarah-Kay Coulter – Is the high performance culture of teaching killing the profession?

Sarah-Kay Coulter suggests all the legislation and documentation cluttering New Zealand education may be why many teachers have lost sight of the reasons they got into teaching in the first place.

A step in the right direction for ECE – but more steps needed

The early childhood education (ECE) sector welcomes a funding increase but says it isn’t nearly enough to provide a quality service.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – Men in ECE

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Kathy Wolfe says men play a vital role in early childhood education and we must normalise ECE teaching as a valid, viable and valuable career for both men and women.

Budget 2018: More specialist help for preschoolers with special needs

A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Half of early childhood teachers experiencing harm, new ChildForum report finds

Bites and scratches drawing blood, hearing loss due to excessive noise and staff taking antidepressants to cope is the reality for early childhood sector.

Ministry accused of ‘putting commercial interests first’

An early childhood advocacy group says the Ministry of Education is "putting commercial interests first" by delaying a report on complaints against early childhood services.

Early learning gets ready for shake-up

Details of the Early Learning Strategic Plan have been announced today by Education Minister Chris Hipkins and welcomed by the early childhood education (ECE) sector.

Evolve Education childcare chain launches cut-out guns for kids

One of New Zealand's biggest childcare chains is launching cutout guns and targets to teach gun safety rules to preschoolers.

Restoring school entry age of 5 may cost taxpayers $42m

Axing early school entry before age 5 may cost taxpayers up to $42 million a year, official documents show.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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The untold value of consistently effective teachers

Don't blame teachers for educational inequality; instead, believe that they can make a real difference, says Chief Executive of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Jay Allnutt.