Friday 18 May

Epsom Girls Grammar School issues warning to parents before new episodes of 13 Reasons Why

An Auckland school is warning parents about the upcoming release of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, saying it will likely raise the issue of suicide among students who watch.

University of Auckland protesters set up blockade in Symonds St

The protest was in response to the loss of specialist libraries, staff restructuring and the lack of funding for tertiary education.

Budget reaction

Teachers and unions disappointed by Budget education calls

Melanie Webber’s school can’t find a sutiably-qualified maths teacher – and the Budget won’t change that, she says.

Budget 2018: Teachers could walk, principal warns following lukewarm education slice

Teachers are angry and could walk out of classrooms after the Government’s lukewarm approach to education was revealed by the Budget, a principal has warned.

Budget 2018: More specialist help for preschoolers with special needs

A small Budget increase for early intervention services will halve the waiting list of preschoolers needing extra help, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

Budget 2018: Relief for schools and preschools, but what’s happened to the promises?

Schools and preschools have gained some relief to cope with inflation but they are asking what has happened to most of the promises the Labour Party made for education before the last election.

Media releases

Early Childhood NZ says Budget 2018 a small step

Early Childhood NZ: Budget 2018 is a small step in the right direction for early childhood education, says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe.

Budget funding for early childhood education underwhelming

Early Childhood Council: The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says the 1.6% Budget increase announced for early childhood education centre universal funding is significantly underwhelming.

Focus on supporting Māori students and strengthening te reo

NZ Govt/Kelvin Davis: Supporting Māori students to succeed as Māori and investing to deliver te reo Māori in schools are key to lifting the achievement of our tamariki and rangatahi, says Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis.

Budget forgets that tertiary education is the foundation

TEU: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s aspiration that this Budget provides a foundation for the future has been dealt a severe blow by the failure to invest further in tertiary education.

Opinion, letters

TAHUA 2018: Will Govt deliver for Māori Education?

Opinion: A wide range of areas within the Education sector are hoping get a decent bag of “lollies” from the Govt’s budget announcement later today.

Letters: Review of Tomorrow’s Schools both needed and desired

Patrick Walsh: With the 30th anniversary of Tomorrow’s Schools Reforms rapidly approaching, a review is both necessary and desirable.






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