Rāapa 22 o Here turi kōkā

Learning support strike a far cry from teacher strike

Another week, another strike, although this one was more poignant than prominent.

Helping Kiwi kids comes at a ‘cost to our wellbeing’, say striking learning support specialists

Early intervention teacher Katherine Reilly said her and her colleagues go “above and beyond every day” – but with the demand on their services growing, they’re nearing breaking point.

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New proposals for home-based early childhood education

NZGovt: The Government is seeking feedback on proposed changes to home-based early childhood education.

Government announces improvements to trades training programmes

NZGovt: The Government is expanding the number of Trades Academy places to help more senior secondary school students into employment, and simplifying the way Māori and Pasifika Trades Training students access the resources they need, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.



Striking teachers have lost the war, even if they win a small pay battle

Primary and intermediate teachers may strike again if their demands for more pay and better working conditions aren’t met.

Damien Grant: Decades of bureaucratic hand-wringing has delivered a broken system

The teachers’ unions have, in recent years, championed opposition to charter schools and a refusal to countenance paying teachers on performance. The inevitable result of these strategies is the enduring low salary for teachers that they are so valiantly marching against.