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NZCER mentioned in Parliament’s Question Time

Parliament: Questions and Answers

The Hon Chris Hipkins mentions NZCER in response to a question by the Hon Nikki Kaye.

News

Primary school teachers vote to strike, reject Government’s pay offer

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI), which represents about 27,000 primary school staff, said members voted “overwhelmingly in favour” of a half-day work stoppage in August, and are now discussing whether to extend the strike to a full day.

Principals call for teacher-only NCEA day

The Secondary Principals Association wants the government to close schools for a day so teachers can make submissions on the review of the NCEA qualification.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ invitation to secondary principals over NCEA review

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has issued an open invitation to Auckland principals to meet with him later this month as a further 23 secondary principals joined the 37 from Auckland who took out a full page advertisement criticising the review of NCEA.

Education Minister under fire from Maori leaders

Sir Toby Curtis and Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi yesterday lodged a Treaty of Waitangi claim alleging that the Crown’s actions in closing Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua will have a disproportionately detrimental effect on Māori.

Opinion

Dr Liz Gordon – Who should run schools?

There is widespread consultation going on about the future of Tomorrow’s Schools (among so many other things!). Implemented on 1 October 1988, the model was founded on the neo-liberal concepts of choice, competition and (at various points) a weakening of the relationship between the state and schooling.

Do Auckland school principals’ concerns reflect the whole country?

The focus appears to be largely the same on both sides of a potential standoff between Education Minister Chris Hipkins and some senior educators, but something will have to give.

Media Releases

Ministry of Education: Statement on bargaining

Ministry of Education: “We are disappointed NZEI members have rejected our offers.

Principals NCEA Coalition Goes Nationwide

Principals NCEA Coalition: Coalition formed last week to challenge Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ flawed NCEA review process is growing fast – another 16 secondary schools have joined over the past 24 hours – and the movement has gone nationwide.

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