National Standards’ dumping makes world news

By Kate Drury 13 November, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa has made headlines across the world for dumping National Standards.

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Ministry’s response to ECE injury leaves parents shocked

By Jane Blaikie 12 July, 2016

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – and for Rachel* it came true. Rachel left son Stephan, aged 23 months, at his centre at 8am. The phone call came an hour…

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Pearson, Gates privatise ed in Third World; us next?

By Jane Blaikie 8 June, 2016

Global corporates, like Pearson, and billionaires, like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerburg, like to put a positive gloss on their activities. So instead of saying, ‘We want to privatise public education…

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PORSE the winner in nanny intern programme

By Melissa Schwalger 5 May, 2016

It looks like PORSE (owned by Evolve Education) is onto a real money-making winner with its nanny intern course. According to its media release and website, young women (they’re invariably…

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Why Pearson?

By Jane Blaikie 23 April, 2016

Why have NZEI Te Riu Roa members joined with 100 education unions, pension funds and others in a campaign to persuade Pearson to change its business model? On 29 April,…

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Grassroots: where the best change happens

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Pizza evening PD and bus tours for ECE members and new educators to see a variety of practice – NZEI Te Riu Roa branches and area councils are sharpening up…

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EA’s latest news stories

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Field staff win out By sticking together and staying strong, Ministry of Education Field Staff members have won a better collective agreement. Field staff work in a number of roles…

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Minister's refusal to protect public education under TPPA 'a cause for concern'

By Jane Blaikie 4 February, 2016

The TPPA is a major threat to our fee-free, high-quality public education system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary, Paul Goulter. The threat is heightened by negotiations for another secretive…

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By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

 The temperature is rising in ECE as flaws in the current model grow ever clearer  [g1_row color=”dark-light” background_color=”#63cabf” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center center” background_attachment=”static” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ mobile_padding_top=”10″ mobile_padding_bottom=”10″ type=”default”] [g1_1of1 valign=”top” color=”dark-light”…

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ECE complaints may be tip of an iceberg

By Jane Blaikie 19 January, 2016

A spike in the number of complaints being made about early learning services is likely to be the tip of an iceberg. Complaints to the Ministry of Education jumped 50…

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