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Teacher shortage needs more than overseas recruitment

While the Government says overseas recruitment campaign is having an impact on the teacher shortage, many schools are still struggling to recruit teaching staff. Opposition parties share their ideas on what else is needed to help relieve the shortage.

Teacher shortage: Taxpayers pay $10,000 for each overseas teacher to fill gaps in schools

A massive drive to recruit foreign teachers to fill gaps in schools is costing taxpayers about $10,000 for every teacher recruited.

Aussie teacher crisis matches New Zealand’s

New Zealand is not alone in its teacher crisis: hordes of disillusioned and burned-out teachers are fleeing the profession in Australia - with potentially damaging ramifications for the whole country.

Designing our education workforce for the future

Secretary for Education Iona Holsted discusses a big question – how should our education workforce in the 21st century look and be supported?

Hundreds of overseas teachers prepare to teach in New Zealand

Over 800 overseas teachers are ready for schools to interview for them to start at the beginning of next year.

“Teaching in New Zealand isn’t going to cut it financially”

Kiwi teacher Reuben Potaka says that while he misses teaching in New Zealand, thinking about what he will earn when he returns, in comparison to what he is earning teaching in Dubai, is “actually devastating”.

Secondary teachers reject third Govt offer

The PPTA has just announced that it has rejected the Government’s latest pay offer. This comes after the NZEI Te Riu Roa’s rejection last night of the latest Government offer, and signals that more strikes could be on the cards for both primary and secondary schools in 2019.

Eighteen and already making a difference to children with disabilities

At just eighteen years old, Hastings teacher aide, Willa Sophia Maguire-Harbrow, is doing amazing work supporting children with special needs at Kōwhai Special School.

“There are not enough teachers, full stop.”

A survey of secondary principals highlights worsening teacher shortages.

Male role models needed for education and social work careers

Ahead of International Men’s Day on Monday 19 November, a second-year Bachelor of Social Work student reflects why more men are needed in the social good sector.
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