spring 2017

Were new charter schools rushed ahead of election?

By Kate Drury 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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New major sees physical education return to University of Canterbury

By EA Staff 30 October, 2017

Next year, 2018, will see Physical Education return to the University of Canterbury as one of a series of new majors within the popular Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree. UC has a long and proud history of developing highly respected PE teachers and this new major is an exciting initiative towards continuing that tradition.

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A day in the life of a TPLT in-school support facilitator

By EA Staff 30 October, 2017

Janelle Wood takes us through a typical day in her role as a TPLT facilitator. TPLT supports existing and new teachers of languages apply pedagogy that has a real and positive impact on student learning.

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Eyesight problems in children going undetected

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

Vision problems in children are increasing a new study has found, with up to one in three children in low decile schools having undetected eyesight problems.

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We’re not going to take it any more!

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

Teachers are seeking a big pay jolt and more time to teach in next year’s primary campaign.

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Together

By Guest Author 27 October, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart looks forward to 2018.

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It’s time

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary Paul Goulter says a pay jolt is needed for the education sector.

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Accessible technology helps children with learning needs

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

Having everyone use the same devices in the classroom helps include children with additional learning needs. Diana Clement reports

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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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Speaking out on education

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

When a Whanganui doctor – dressed in scrubs – protested about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in 2015, it opened a debate on whether professionals had the right to speak out on issues in areas in which they were experts. Kate Drury reports on speaking-out rights.

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