Were new charter schools rushed ahead of election?

By EA Staff 7 November, 2017

The opening of four new charter schools was announced just before the September election. Education Aotearoa questions the timing.

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Teachers need to live here too

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

It is a problem all over the world in cities that are expensive to live in. Public servants, including teachers, struggle to live in the place where they work. The soaring cost of housing in some of New Zealand’s most expensive towns and cities, has led some schools to come up with some creative solutions.

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Te Kāhui Whetū 2017

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

NZEI members travelled from around the motu to attend the hui at Tauwhare, Kirikiriroa.

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Educators reach breaking point

By EA Staff 7 August, 2017

Violent behaviour in primary school-aged children is becoming more severe and more frequent. In some cases violent incidents have increased by 39 percent since 2013. Some educators are at their…

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In the footsteps of Beeby

By Melissa Schwalger 27 July, 2017

In 1938, Dr Clarence Beeby brought his radical ideas about the value of the arts into the heart of our public education system. Art and Crafts and Physical Education Advisers…

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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life force) of…

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Vote for Education

Vote for children, vote for education

By Kate Drury 25 July, 2017

Every kiwi kid wants to realise their dreams and every parent wants the best for their child. And to do that; to really have the ability to reach their potential,…

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Empowerment helps increase polling day figures at school

By Kate Drury 18 January, 2017

One of the most important things in an election year is to get people out to vote. Merivale School in Tauranga took up the challenge and turned around a poor…

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Just who is the 98 % ECE target for?

By Leah Haines 18 January, 2017

It won’t come as much of a surprise to learn that that the Governments’ 98 percent ECE attendance target is viewed by the Corporate childcare sector as a key driver…

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South Island earthquakes

By Kate Drury 18 January, 2017

Principal of Seddon School Tania Pringle (above) says the November earthquake caused different, and in some cases, more damage to her school than the one in 2013. “The way it…

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