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Protest Over Cuts To Night Classes

Protest Over Cuts To Night Classes
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - About 70 people, including 20 Opposition MPs, protested outside Parliament today over the cuts to adult and community education (ACE) funding.

Submitters Oppose Bill Aiming To Trim Polytechnic Boards

Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - Tertiary education representatives have spoken out against a government bill aiming to make cuts and structural changes to polytechnic boards .

62 Schools To Stop Offering Night Classes After Funding Cuts

62 Schools To Stop Offering Night Classes After Funding Cuts
Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - More than 180,000 people are likely to miss out on night classes next year following funding cuts, Labour says. In May's budget, funding for adult community education was cut from $16 million to $3 million, with the Government saying it paid for hobby courses.

Labour Questions Redundancy Payouts For Night Class Teachers

Wellington, Sept 18 NZPA - Schools could break the law if they pay for adult education teachers' redundancies with money that was meant to provide night classes, Labour says.

Polytechs Bill To Limit Boards Introduced Today

Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Polytechnic boards will be smaller and the Tertiary Education Commission will have increased powers of intervention, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

Polytechs And Institutes Face Pressure Under Recession

Polytechs And Institutes Face Pressure Under Recession
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley says there is no more money to fund extra places in polytechnics during the recession.

Government Cops More Flak Over Adult Education Cuts

Government Cops More Flak Over Adult Education Cuts
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - The Government has underestimated the outrage at cuts to Adult Community Education (ACE) funding, an education sector leader says. In last month's budget an education funding "reprioritisation" led to $54 million being cut from ACE hobby courses.

Tertiary Education Commission Staff Discover Their Fate

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) staff were today told which of them would lose their job. Chief executive Roy Sharp had earlier announced 70 jobs would be cut, allowing TEC to take a "lighter-hand" in the sector.

Funding To Be Extended For Industry Trainees Made Redundant

Funding To Be Extended For Industry Trainees Made Redundant
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - The Government has extended funding for people made redundant while undertaking industry training so they can continue to study and find a new job.

Anne Tolley's Chopper Flight Faces Flak

Anne Tolley's Chopper Flight Faces Flak
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - The Opposition got into a spin today over Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley's helicopter "joy ride" around Auckland.

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