Ministry of Education

ECE Whistleblower's Guide

By EA Staff 23 March, 2016

Teacher complaints are a vital part of ensuring quality in ECE. Teachers are on the ground, daily inhabiting a space with many other beings, adult and child, subject to regulations…

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By the time your school's budget has been halved it will be too late

By Jane Blaikie 5 February, 2016

By the time your school’s budget has been halved (and the missing money has gone to the charter school round the corner) it will be too late to complain. Early…

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Education Act review: a kind of ‘merry-go-round’

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

NZEI National Executive members met in Wellington with officials to challenge the ministry’s thinking on the review of the Education Act. The government announced an “update” of the Education Act…

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Reading together pulled apart?  

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

[g1_quote hide_author_image=”none” author_description_format=”%link%” align=”left” size=”s” style=”solid” template=”01″] Meaningful parental involvement with children’s activities and interests is the most critical factor in their children’s development. [/g1_quote] A reading initiative described as…

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The TRCC celebrates 70 years

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

A cherished institution in the education landscape, the Teachers Refresher Course Committee (TRCC) celebrated its 70th birthday in December. Speakers reflected on a successful past and looked to the future…

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Questions for Minister Parata over Rangiora

By Jane Blaikie 11 January, 2016

A developing story about the punitive use of a school commissioner at Rangiora High raises questions about a promise the government made two years ago to fix a system of…

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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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Special education – the real crisis

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

Wellington principal Mark Potter is mildly optimistic about the Update, in part because his school is already on the path that the latest revamp of the Ministry of Education’s Special…

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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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