Monday 24 July

Labour plays to its power base on education

Labour has released details of its full education policy, which will bring a smile to the face of teachers and union supporters but contains little that has not already been seen before.

Education at the forefront for young Māori voters

In the third part of Newsroom’s spotlight on election perspectives, Paige Janssen speaks to four young Māori voters about the issues they’ll prioritise at September’s election

Male early childhood teachers almost quadruple – but lobbyists point to continued ‘sexism’

Men teaching in New Zealand preschools have almost quadrupled in nine years – but lobbyists want more support to overcome persistent “sexism” in the sector.

Zealandia plans bush classroom in expansion of education programme

A concept drawing of Zealandia’s bush classroom, which has been granted resource consent.

Rising concerns over Auckland teacher staffing

Auckland Primary Principals Association president Kevin Bush said the city’s schools had been struggling to hire teachers this year.

New teachers quit city, delay kids, due to unaffordable housing

Two-thirds of Auckland’s new teachers plan to leave the city, and many female teachers are postponing parenthood because of the city’s housing costs, a new survey has found.

Labour to ‘tweak’ special character schools, save charter schools from closure

Labour’s education spokesman Chris Hipkins says special character school legislation will be loosened, which will “quite possibly” mean some charter schools will be able to transition and remain open.

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