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Labor to introduce bill for gay student protections

Labor will go it alone on a push to ensure gay school students are protected from discrimination at religious schools. The opposition’s Senate leader Penny Wong will today introduce legislation to parliament after talks with the coalition government broke down ...

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Out-of-field maths teaching by the numbers

Just how many students are learning maths from those teaching out of field? More than three quarters in years 7 to 10, if data released by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) is to go by. Co-author and AMSI director Professor Geoff ...

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English grammar – how can teachers upskill?

In recent years, there has been ongoing discussion about whether mainstream primary and high school teachers are sufficiently prepared to fully implement the language components of the Australian Curriculum. Over the past decades, educators have successfully delivered the functional genre ...

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Teachers in SA, Tasmania turn to strikes

South Australian state school teachers have voted to strike for half a day on Thursday over a pay and conditions dispute with the state government. The Australian Education Union says a ballot of members has endorsed the action over the ...

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PM says stay in school, don’t protest: students react

Scott Morrison’s pleas for children to stay in school has only emboldened a national student strike demanding action on climate change. The prime minister said he wanted more learning and “less activism in schools” after hearing about a protest on ...

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Fake school teacher jailed in Victoria

A man with legitimate civil engineering and accounting qualifications has been jailed for using fake documents to work as a school teacher for a decade across Victoria. Julian Richard Taylor worked in areas including maths and physics during his classroom ...

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Chlamydia warning for schoolies period

Catch a wave, not chlamydia. That’s the advice Queensland Health is giving young adults during this year’s schoolies season. Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said while it is an exciting time of year for young Australians, the only thing ...

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