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More charges on parents in US college scam

US prosecutors have filed fresh conspiracy and money laundering charges against 16 parents charged with paying bribes to secure places for their children in elite universities. It was the largest college admissions scam uncovered in US history. Parents, including Full ...

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Full report released for embattled NAPLAN

The NAPLAN report card has been published and it confirms the findings of the snapshot released in August last year. While there were no statistically significant changes in any of the NAPLAN test domains when compared with 2017 results, ACARA ...

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Upfront VET costs to be cut for some Tasmanians

Upfront costs for some training courses will be scrapped for young Tasmanians hoping to study project management, civil construction and engineering, under a $17 million federal government funding boost. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the plan applies to priority subjects ...

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Tasmania’s treasurer criticises teacher strikes

Tasmania’s education union is playing politics in its bid for better teacher pay, treasurer Peter Gutwein says, amid ongoing classroom strikes. Teachers were among public sector workers who walked off the job in Hobart and Launceston on Wednesday in their ...

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Government pledges to stick with preschool program

Parents of children nearing school age can be assured the federal government intends to keep helping out with preschool fees even though it has only given the program yet another one-year extension. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg insists the government is committed ...

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