SecondaryEd news 21 August 2017

You may be eligible for voluntary bonding payments; social media experiment goes wrong' uncertain future for alternative ed; and more...

Teachers miss out on $17,500 incentive to teach in low-decile and isolated schools
New Zealand Herald
Kaye said retrospective payments to eligible teachers who missed out were "not likely", but she will ask the Education Ministry to "consider how the scheme might better respond to current supply pressures".

Expat and foreign teachers get $7000 carrot to teach in NZ
New Zealand Herald
Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the Government will spend $1 million a year for the next two years to pay $7000 to the teachers and $3000 "finding fees" to the schools that recruit them.

ESOL student numbers double in Timaru district
Timaru Herald
Figures released by the Ministry of Education under the Official Information Act show in 2012, there were 42 children, receiving English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) funding, who were enrolled at schools in the Timaru district.

Expos to ease transition
Otago Daily Times
The transition category typically referred to school pupils who received funding under the Ministry of Education’s Ongoing Resourcing Scheme (ORS) which provided support for pupils with the highest level of need for special education.

Parents 'ropeable' after social media experiment backfires at private girls' school
Stuff.co.nz
In a statement, executive principal Gillian Simpson said year 12 students had conducted research projects as part of their NCEA health studies for several years.

One Island of Good: NZ's alternative education system faces uncertain future
Stuff.co.nz
The providers say underfunding and a hands-off approach by the Ministry of Education have contributed to a crisis of confidence in the sector.

Education Ministry assigns $15.6m to investigate underpayments to school staff
Manawatu Standard
The Ministry of Education is pumping $15.6 million into sorting out payroll glitches that have left some school staff short-changed on holiday pay. There was good reason to think "some school employees may not have received their correct pay" after initial investigations, Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirmed. 

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