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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.

Comps and resources galore for eco-friendly schools

A range of gardening and environmental competitions and initiatives are currently open to New Zealand schools that are keen to take advantage of programmes promoting a sustainable and healthy approach to life.

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.

Workload demands at dangerous levels for primary school leaders

Principal Ricardo Fox agrees with the findings of a new survey that shows principals are under a lot of pressure and struggle to find a good work-life balance. He talks to ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY about the realities of the job.

Buried in paperwork

It’s thought to be one of the biggest complaints teachers make: too much paperwork. But what exactly does this mean? Marking and moderation is only the beginning, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.
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