Home-based educators need to be proud and professional about what they do if they want to change people's perceptions of their work as "just babysitting" or "just being a mum at home", New Zealand Home Early Childhood Education Association president Carol Stovold says.
Dunedin education providers will not be able to access any of the $5 million of Government funding set aside to reverse declining international student numbers in Christchurch, Education New Zealand says.
Compare. measure, contrast, rank - it is an instinctual human tendency, and in few other aspects of life is the drive more acute than the schooling of our children.
A nationwide super-survey has sent a clear message to Education Minister Hekia Parata - New Zealanders do not want larger class sizes.
The Otago Primary Principals' Association has called on school communities to voice their concerns about changes to the pupil-teacher ratios announced in Budget 2012, and is urging the Government to focus on sense before dollars.
Education Minister Hekia Parata will be in Dunedin later this month to officially open the Bathgate Park School of Technology and the Arts.
The Government's plan to increase class sizes has crashed and burned in the face of overwhelming public opposition. That has only added to the fog surrounding its intention to introduce performance pay for teachers. Shane Gilchrist reports.
New Zealand is one of a long list of countries exploring ways to use incentives to encourage teaching performance, writes Darrell Latham, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago College of Education.
Principals of Lakes District primary schools are concerned about the impact the Budget will have on staff funding and quality teaching.
David McKenzie believes New Zealand education heritage is being betrayed.
Failing to fulfil her obligations under a Return of Service Agreement with ABC Developmental Learning Centres (NZ) Ltd has cost Queenstown woman Rebecca O'Meara almost $12,000, the Employment Relations Authority found.
Education groups will join forces next week in a bid to overturn the Government's revised class student-teacher ratio funding formula.
Education groups are joining forces from next week in a bid to overturn the Government's revised class ratio funding formula.
The Government has agreed to set up a working party to look at the effect of new class ratio formulas on intermediate and middle schools - effectively an admission it blundered on that aspect of the policy.
While some Otago school principals believe this year's Budget comes at the expense of New Zealand's education system, others are wary of its implications and are reserving judgement until more detail is known.
Queenstown's proposed independent school - likely to be a multimillion-dollar project - could be open in two years.
Kindergartens and child-care centres may be roped in to help track vulnerable children when a new integrated enrolment system starts in 2014.
Lennox Sharp may have joined the teaching profession later in life, but it certainly hasn't slowed his swift rise to the position of principal.
Secondary schools with under-performing groups of Maori and Pacific Island pupils will be given firm instructions by Education Minister Hekia Parata on what they need to do to improve.