Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 October

Truth or fable: Are teachers underpaid? We unpick the figures on both sides

The PPTA said the Ministry will always find something to suggest they don’t need to pay teachers more. Of course, the Ministry disagrees.

A 2015 report by the independent New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) found that more than 60 per cent of secondary teachers worked more than 10 hours per week outside of the time students were at school, while 18 per cent worked at least an extra 20 hours.

A Haeata student gives her view on modern learning

Author Kimberley Baker, 12, a student at Haeata Community School, says the new school’s Modern Learning Environments are helping everyone to learn, even if it takes some time to adjust.

Housing, education, health and ‘first world wages and jobs’ the focus for Winston Peters

Winston Peters says he’s never stopped thinking about the four things that will change the lives of Māori – housing, education, health and “first world wages and jobs”.

Maori programme Inspire in Education takes shape

A man who struggled in education when he was younger has developed a programme to help keep more Maori students in school and achieving later in life.



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