Policy

Charter schools: who is Marc Holtzman?

By John McRae 13 October, 2015

Labour’s problems around charter schools (two MPs recently attended a fundraiser for a Trust that runs one, even though it banked $2.4 million surplus in July) have demonstrated the effectiveness…

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Education Inc. How money and politics are changing schools in the US

By Debra Harrington 12 October, 2015

“All I got to do is pass this test, you don’t teach me much but that’s ok, I’ll learn what I need another day,” sing the children. And so begins…

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The fight for communities of learning  

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

NZEI Te Riu Roa Joint Initiative Working Party explain why they are in the fight for communities of learning and how they are different [g1_row] [g1_1of3] Achieving the dream The…

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The fight is alive

By Louise Green 30 September, 2015

NZEI members have given a cautious Yes to the Ministry of Education’s Communities of Learning offer, which came out of our Joint Initiative work. We did not achieve everything we…

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United we stand

By Jane Blaikie 29 September, 2015

“We have to stick together. We have to sing the same tune so those at the top can hear,” says Teina Hakaraia. “By collegiality and working together, and helping others,…

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There is a better way

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

The Joint Initiative is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to boost the New Zealand education system. Will the Minister of Education give the go-ahead or will the government persist with its ideological…

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Educators dig deep on Joint Initiative

By Jane Blaikie 30 April, 2015

Hundreds, if not thousands, of teachers, principals and support staff are offering the government a leg up on its failing education policies. “We’ve had too many initiatives to go and…

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Money, money, money

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Teachers are happy to do it, says Auckland principal Malcolm Milner, it’s just the kind of people they are and the kind of people you want to have in teaching.…

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Time to aim high

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

[g1_quote author_name=”Jennifer Ward-Lealand” author_description=”Actress” align=”center” size=”m” style=”solid” template=”01″] Education is survival and growth. From generation to generation we pass on skills that enable us to do everything from tool making…

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Victory comes from standing strong

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Members ended last year on a high, thanks to a new agreement with the Ministry of Education prompted by a firm rejection of the flawed Investing in Educational Success scheme.…

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