Education

01:25
Like teachers, the psychologists and speech therapists say they are overloaded and underpaid.

Over 500 education specialists set to strike next week - 'Prioritise the needs of children'

Learning support staff say they face the same issues as primary school teachers.

02:15
The ball is now in the Government’s court, with the Prime Minister changing her schedule to speak to those rallying outside Parliament.

Negotiations must be settled to avoid two-day teacher strike, say National

There was support for a two-day strike at protests "but this is only indicative of feeling, not a decision", say NZEI.

Learner driver licence programme helps Hawke's Bay school students get motivated to drive

The programme is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

03:46
Association President Dr Bill O’Connor says he would like to see more schools serve kids water only.

School dental service 'isn’t working' as 'massive sugar epidemic' ruins Kiwi kids' teeth

Dr Bill O'Connor would like to see more schools stop selling or allowing sugary items to be consumed at school, and switch to water only.

01:36
Around half a million children were affected by today’s strike.

Mass teachers strike across New Zealand amid outrage over pay and conditions

Nearly 30,000 educators marched after hitting a wall in their negotiations with the Government.

02:15
The ball is now in the Government’s court, with the Prime Minister changing her schedule to speak to those rallying outside Parliament.

Teachers prepared for two-day strike if no improved offer from ministry

About 29,000 primary and intermediate teachers walked out of classrooms for the day.

03:33
The Prime Minister told the throngs of Wellington teachers the country is in need of “radical change”.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern, in impromptu speech to striking teachers, asks them to 'work with' Govt to 'move forward'

The PM told the throng of Wellington teachers the country's education system is in need of "radical change" but that it "takes time".

Teachers strike on Auckland's Queen St.

'Enough is enough' say teachers as they strike for better pay and work conditions

Rallies are taking place at all the main centres and many regional towns.

05:26
Lynda Stuart of NZEI Te Riu Roa says it is increasingly difficult to attract and retain good teachers.

'We want to fix this' - teachers union says today's nationwide strike is a 'symptom of under-funding'

Union head Lynda Stuart says there is a real struggle to attract people into teaching, and to keep them there.

01:40
Now, parents must work out what to do with their children on Wednesday.

Primary and intermediate teachers on strike around the country: What you need to know

The union says that means 27,745 teachers and 1827 principals won't be at work.

01:47
More than 1200 schools will be closing tomorrow when primary school teachers walk off the job.

Parents make arrangements as teachers strike - 'Going to the zoo'

More than 1200 schools will be closing tomorrow when primary school teachers walk off the job.

00:29
Mary Jones was supported by colleagues as she gave her thanks for the new deal.

Watch: Ministry of Education worker tears up over pay equity deal - 'It's beyond wonderful'

Mary Jones was supported by colleagues as she gave her thanks for the new deal.

01:27
While teachers prepare to strike, another fight is going on in schools.

‘Our children need us’ – schools urge pay equity for teacher aides, who work with high-needs and vulnerable students

Teacher aides are often paid out of the same budget that pays for maintenance and toilet paper.

03:23
About half a million children are expected to have the day off school.

Families and employers prepare for teachers' strike, as thousands set to walk off the job

About half a million children are expected to have the day off school.

04:20
Pat Newman says he is part principal, part social worker, and that the problem is out of control.

Northland principal begs for funding to help kids escape P-related suffering - 'Help now or build bigger prisons'

Pat Newman says schools are "screaming out" for help dealing with the problem, but are being told there's not enough funding.

Government sets goal to have a million Kiwis speaking basic Te Reo Māori by 2040

Māori Development Minister, Nanaia Mahuta, encouraged people to have their say on the draft strategy - with public submissions now open.

02:03
The University remains at odds with police over claims of security concerns and threats of violence.

Man who complained to Massey University about Don Brash speaking says he's now been 'threatened'

Karl Pearce wrote to Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas saying the event could be used as a platform for separatist and supremacist hate speech.

01:55
The collapse of two academic institutions has seen a group of students possibly having to leave New Zealand without the diplomas they’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on.

Devastated Indian students have qualifications held back by NZQA for a second time - 'We don't have any options'

The collapse of two academic institutions has seen a group of students possibly having to leave New Zealand without their diplomas.

Drop in new Chinese students costs Kiwi education providers millions

The number of new Chinese students coming to NZ fell 20 per cent in the 12 months to June.

Hobson's Pledge is described as being out of touch and shows that Don Brash is searching for something to do.

Don Brash to speak about 'PC culture' at University of Auckland

The University will not follow Massey's ban on former Reserve Bank Governor and National Party leader speaking.

04:09
Tim Wilson checks in with a Kiwi parenting expert about what to do when kids start dropping F bombs.

Should we teach our kids to swear? A British neuroscientist says yes

Dr Emma Byrne says that kids will just learn it from their mates - parents can provide context.

01:44
Teacher Kahli Oliviera says it’s not just about the money, it’s about ensuring the best learning environment for the kids.

Secondary teachers want 15 per cent pay rise and housing allowance

The union's claim was tabled with the Education Ministry this afternoon.

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