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SecondaryEd news 4 July 2017

Equal pay for part time teachers, it's a tsunami; southern kids better at going to school and staying at school; inside Britain's first Montessori high school; and more...

Part-time secondary teachers seek equal pay 
NZ Education Review 
Another pay claim was brought before the Employment Relations Authority this week as PPTA members seek mediation to resolve the issue of part-time secondary teachers not receiving the same rate of non-contact time as full-time teachers.

Equal pay tsunami surges forward 
Hargreaves is fronting up alongside three other colleagues as the face of a case for pay equity, lodged by the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) at the Employment Relations Authority.

Equal pay drive spreading
Radio New Zealand Audio 
The PPTA has lodged a claim with the Employment Relations Authority on behalf of the 3380 part time teachers in NZ, mainly women, and the part timers want money for time spent preparing lessons and marking students work, they currently get no pay for non-contact time and this would work out as roughly a 25% pay increase.

PPTA and secondary school teachers lodge claim with Employment Relations Authority 
Dominion Post 
Part-time secondary schools teachers and the PPTA are lodging a claim asking for equal pay for part-time teachers.

South has highest rate of school attendance
Otago Daily Times 
Recently released Ministry of Education data showed Otago and Southland had both the best attendance rates among primary and secondary pupils and the lowest proportion of lateness.

The Panel with Mark Inglis and Tracey Bridges (Part 1)
Radio New Zealand Audio 
Part-time high school teachers are the latest group to lodge an equal pay claim.

Te reo should be compulsory
Gisborne Herald 
In year 10 you can do 200 word essays, two minute speeches and listening assessments all in Maori and this can be preparation towards NCEA level one, two and three.

Standards rethink needed says principals president. 
Waatea News 
Principals Federation president Whetu Cormick hopes new Education Minister Nikki Kaye will rethink the Government’s national standards policy.

UK - Teachers as 'guides': inside the UK’s first Montessori secondary school
The Guardian
The Montessori Place has no year groups, no assessments, and students work in partnership with mentors to decide what to study


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