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Tauranga to lose more principals, dozens of teachers leave last year

Tauranga is about to lose more school principals, and lost dozens of teachers last year, amid growing concerns about the pressure of today's education system.

Primary teachers ‘disappointed’ with latest pay offer, may strike on April 3

The primary teachers' union says it is "disappointed" with a new pay offer and may hold a third national strike on April 3 if teachers reject the offer.

Primary school teachers plan stopworks, may have new pay offer

Primary school teachers will hold crucial stopwork meetings next month which may either settle their pay dispute or lead to further strikes.

Teacher shortage: Young Kiwis going teaching again to fill classroom gaps

More New Zealanders are finally going into teaching again, apparently because the teacher shortage is making them confident of getting a job.

Take advantage of overseas teachers, say recruiters

Education recruitment agency assures principals of rigorous recruitment process so that top candidates with relevant experience are put forward for Kiwi teaching positions.

New school opens with 10 teachers for 13 kids

A new state school has been staffed with 10 teachers for an opening roll of just 13 children - at a time of a record teacher shortage.

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?
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