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Ministry and NZEI enter mediation over collective agreement negotiations

The Ministry of Education and primary teachers' union NZEI Te Riu Roa have both expressed their wish to explore "every possible avenue to reach an agreement" through mediation to resolve negotiations over the primary teachers' collective agreement.

Educators to vote on moving to a full day strike

NZEI Te Riu Roa teacher and principal members are to vote on whether to strike for a full day on August 15.

Teachers’ decision to strike disappointing, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says

It is disappointing that primary teachers and principals have decided so early in negotiations to go on strike, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.

Government invests $49 million in Auckland primary schools

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a brand new primary school in Hobsonville and more classrooms in West Auckland as part of a $49 million investment in Auckland schools.

Teachers and principals agree to strike next month

Primary teachers and principals will go on strike on August 15.

Primary school educators meet today on pay dispute

The country's primary school principals and teachers will begin meetings today over whether to accept a pay offer or take industrial action.

Strike action on the cards for teachers

Industrial action is possible for primary school teachers after union negotiations with the Ministry of Education fell short of expectations for higher pay and addressing teacher shortages.

“If we wait until high school, it’s too late” – the urgent need for...

With an increasing number of Year 1 to 8 children with depression, severe anxiety and a tendency for self-harm, the need for counsellors in primary and intermediates schools has never been higher. By Rachel Helyer Donaldson.

Warning against relying on Reading Recovery for struggling readers – ERO

Teachers are being warned not to rely on Reading Recovery for struggling young readers because it probably doesn't work, a new report says.

Life after National Standards: business as usual, or opportunity for change?

Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to schools about finding the new normal now that National Standards are a thing of the past.
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