The Post Primary Teachers' Association executive's decision to suspend industrial action planned for tomorrow has been welcomed by both Otago principals and the Ministry of Education.
Otago principals have rejected the findings of an Education Review Office (ERO) report which found the education practices in New Zealand schools are failing Maori pupils.
As soon as issues of ethnicity enter the debate about basic primary-school education, common sense flies out the window.
Otago principals are keeping a close eye on the Government's new guidelines for searching school pupils, to see if they will give schools greater protection from legal repercussions.
Practical subjects and happy pupils have made a visit to Dunedin enlightening and worthwhile for a group of Chinese education agents.
Some parents may choose to get more involved in their child's education at home if national standards indicate they are slipping, but Glenorchy School teachers already assess pupils' progress well, board of trustees parent representative Sarah Hickey says.
"When you kick teachers, you kick the kids." The slogan, being shaken on a placard, made the Post Primary Teachers' Association's message loud and clear during strike action in Dunedin yesterday.
Minister of Education Anne Tolley had until this week hunkered down for the long game over the implementation of National Standards.
Education Minister Anne Tolley has urged striking teachers to return to the negotiating table, but the teachers' union has dismissed her call as an unhelpful mantra.
Education Minister Anne Tolley is adamant there will be no moratorium on implementation of the National Standards while a newly formed advisory group discusses perceived flaws in the initiative.
Minister of Education Anne Tolley has announced she will establish a National Standards advisory group.
John McGlashan College in Dunedin is poised to send its year-9 pupils into an era of high-tech paper-less education.
Education Minister Anne Tolley provoked angry reaction when she hit back at about 550 principals opposed to National Standards and refused to stay for questions at a conference in Queenstown yesterday.
A burgeoning school roll and the possibility of overcrowding has prompted Balmacewen Intermediate, in Dunedin, to establish an enrolment scheme.
Former Royal Air Force electronic warfare strategist turned educator of English private schoolboys will bring his "shockmeister" style from the United Kingdom to Queenstown next week as a guest of the Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ).
The Government's proposed public-private partnerships in schools will "merely entrench inequality and disadvantage" schools, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago College of Education says.
Seldom is there an event where people stand relatively stationary in a room filled with dance music, flashing lights and whirring electric motors. But these action-packed sights and sounds are not unusual for the RoboCup Junior Otago Challenge.
More overseas students are coming to New Zealand to learn English but they are staying here for shorter periods and spending less on study, figures released today show.
A revised restructuring proposal for the University of Otago College of Education will still see significant job cuts among teacher educators, the Tertiary Education Union says.