The Central Otago Kindergarten Association has been forced to raise costs to parents because of the Ministry of Education funding cuts to early-childhood education (ECE) announced in June.
Ministry of Education
"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.
One Otago school has surfaced on a list of 157 schools nationwide which have reported leaky buildings, and concerns have been raised about how the Government will afford to repair them.
The Ministry of Education says it acknowledges "the strength of feeling" in the Wakatipu community over roll-growth issues and will have more to say once consultation has finished.
The Cattle Creek School - closed in 2004 because it had no pupils - is being offered for sale by the Ministry of Education.
Complaints about intimidation, shouting and arguing with staff in front of school children by embattled Rotary Park School principal Carmel Casey have been upheld by the school's commissioner.
Government plans to raise graduating teachers to master's degree level have concerned an education specialist, who says it could bar fantastic would-be teachers from the profession.
The number of submissions to the Ministry of Education's second round of consultation on the South Dunedin schools review is significantly lower than the total received in the first round.
The Herbert community is grieving the closure of Otepopo School, its remaining four pupils now having to go to other schools as far away as Hampden and Maheno.
The board of trustees at Forbury School has broken its silence over the Ministry of Education's proposal to merge it with Macandrew Intermediate.
The Ministry of Education insists the existing school network in Wakatipu meets population demands and provision for rising numbers of pupils continues to be "a priority".
The changes to student allowances in last week's Budget have left fifth-year University of Otago student C.J. O'Connor questioning whether she will go on to study towards a doctorate next year.
A ''depressing lack'' of health prevention strategies in New Zealand schools is causing irreparable damage to children's bodies, which will cost taxpayers millions of dollars in the years to come, a musculoskeletal specialist says.
The downward slide in Dunedin's school rolls during the past decade appears to have been reversed marginally, but one Dunedin principal believes there are still unviable schools with low rolls in the city, which Education Minister Anne Tolley should consider closing.
Two Dunedin education specialists have been selected by the Ministry of Education for a controversial task force, set up to look at early childhood education (ECE) funding.
The Dunedin City Council has added its voice to the debate over the review of south Dunedin schools, calling for the Ministry of Education to consider keeping any unused school grounds for the community.
Education Minister Anne Tolley stressed no final decision has been made on the fate of Paerau School, despite her having sent a letter to the school's board of trustees recommending it be closed.
David McKenzie believes New Zealand education heritage is being betrayed.
The Ministry of Education has rejected the findings of a newly released report showing two out of three New Zealand secondary schools have reported a worse financial year in 2012 than 2011, and a quarter have dealt with deficits in the past three years.