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HSC changes announced amid pandemic

Last week, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) announced that the 2020 HSC would go ahead despite disruptions caused by COVID-19, and today it has revealed some changes to student requirements. The group already announced that principals have the power ...

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Growing need for remote teaching putting school IT platforms under pressure: opinion

Many Australian schools are now experiencing the reality of school closures and remote learning measures for many weeks or even months to come. They will need to assess whether their current infrastructure can support scalable remote earning.                                                                                                           With students ...

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No certainty on exams for year 12 students

Australia's Year 12 students face an uncertain future with national educators unable to agree on the make-up of end of year exams amid the COVID-19 crisis. The National Education Council involving education ministers for all states and territories said the ...

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Tasmania’s school term to end early

Tasmania's school term will end four days early so teachers can prepare online education resources amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Peter Gutwein reiterated on Wednesday that public schools will stay open, but April 6-9 would be made student-free days. He ...

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Extra support offered to childcare centres

Childcare centres will be encouraged to remain open and families given greater support under a plan to go to federal parliament. Education Minister Dan Tehan said the current medical advice is for the childcare sector to remain open except where ...

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No NAPLAN in 2020: education ministers

NAPLAN tests have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Australia's education ministers met via video link today and later announced that the decision to scrap NAPLAN in 2020 was taken “to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to ...

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