Primary school teachers have voted to strike and will walk off the job for a week from November 12.
Parents of primary school aged children will be hoping mediation will avert new strike action announced last night by teachers.
Earlier on Morning Report the president of the NZ Principals Federation Whetu Cormick told us the dispute could be settled without any further increase to the pay offer. The Secretary for Education is Iona Holsted.
RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen, has been asking teachers and principals what they make of it all one year down the track.
Tertiary education is at a “crossroads” as the wrath of a “neo-liberal approach” and the fight for a public-funded sector collide, says Michael Gilchrist.
Chris Hipkins says there was hesitation among school leaders to employ new teachers because they required extra support.
One in five teacher training graduates don’t end up working in schools – but it’s not because schools don’t want them, education professionals say.
Equity in Education: Breaking down barriers to social mobility finds that, on average across OECD countries with comparable data, more than two-thirds of the achievement gap observed at age 15 and about two-thirds of the gap among 25-29 year-olds was already seen among 10-year-olds.
Pseudoscience could take hold of New Zealand if curious children don’t pursue science in schools. But primary teachers don’t have the confidence to teach students science due to inadequate training and a lack of resources, says House of Science CEO and founder Chris Duggan.