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Jobs on the line at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa after NZQA downgrade

Jobs may be on the line at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa after a damning review released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority coupled with a forecast deficit.

Scrap fees-free and pay teachers more instead

Government criticised for prioritising fees-free tertiary education over improving teachers’ pay.

Response: Teacher Education Refresh programme is working

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.

Why overseas teachers will help – but not solve – New Zealand’s teacher shortage...

New Zealand has a dire shortage of teachers. Yet despite recruitment campaigns and refresher programmes, a number of stories are emerging of overseas and returning teachers struggling to navigate the systems and costs involved with getting work in New Zealand schools. JUDE BARBACK suggests that valuing the existing teacher workforce is a better long-term solution.

Chris Hipkins talks down pay expectations by secondary teachers at PPTA conference

A 15 per cent pay claim by secondary school teachers is "out of the ballpark", Education Minister Chris Hipkins has warned.

Secondary school teachers poised to reject latest pay offer

Secondary school teachers from around the country are being advised to reject the latest pay offer from the Ministry of Education.

Spotlight on new teaching grads: From comms to the classroom

Kit Haines was in a communications role writing stories about students when he realised he wanted to be in the classroom helping students write their own stories.

Ministry urges teachers to vote ‘no’ to more strikes

The Ministry of Education defends its offer and its work with the sector, as primary teachers and principals prepare to vote on whether to hold a national week of one-day strike actions in November.

University of Auckland scraps most teacher in-service support after $2.5m loss

Auckland University is proposing to terminate its mainstream advisory service for teachers - even though the Government has promised to create a new national advisory service.

Both primary and secondary teachers look set to strike

More strikes by both primary and secondary teachers look on the cards as both teacher groups gather for their annual conferences this week.
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