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What the minister of education forgot to tell you

Feilding Intermediate School principal Diane Crate knows everything can't be expected straight away but teachers are simply at a loss about how else to be heard.

“To say we are disappointed is an understatement”: Secondary teachers react to latest Govt...

Secondary teachers’ union PPTA says the Government’s latest offer does not go any way to solving the supply, retention and workload issues that are affecting the sector.

Australian primary leader: Teacher supply not the be-all and end-all

A Western Australian primary sector leader tells Jaylan Boyle that, although they’re not suffering from teacher shortages there, there are very different dynamics at play - and yet their experience can be instructive on this side of the Tasman.

Spotlight on new grads: Graduating back into the teaching profession

With self-motivation, hard work and the support of her family, Rohini Lal graduates with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching).

Teachers release strike plan details as ballot opens

Primary teachers have released details of their proposed regional strikes in November as a nine-day strike ballot begins tomorrow.

Ministry’s plan to fix teacher shortage is a “band-aid solution”

New plans to recruit overseas and graduate teachers to address the teacher shortage have been welcomed as a short-term measure, but the sector says fixing pay and conditions should be the Government’s first priority.

US teacher says system prevents him getting NZ job despite teacher shortage

An American teacher says immigration rules have prevented him from getting a job in New Zealand, despite a desperate teacher shortage.

Overseas teacher recruitment drive doubles

The Government has more than doubled its target for recruiting overseas teachers to fill a shortfall of 850 teachers next year.

Spotlight on new grads: Bicultural engagement at heart of new doctorate

Dr Frances Hancock’s doctorate research shows that “difference is not an uncrossable divide” when it comes to bicultural engagement.

Working party for counsellor staffing levels missing from Ministry offer

Secondary school teachers' union PPTA is disappointed that the Ministry failed to include in its offer to secondary teachers a working party to look at staffing levels of school counsellors. However, some counsellors are doubtful another working party would bring about the necessary change.
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