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Students to attend NSW schools one day a week

“My job just got a whole lot more complicated.” That was one New South Wales teacher’s reaction to the announcement by premier Gladys Berejiklian that the state’s students will soon return to school for face-to-face teaching in a staggered fashion. ...

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PM, premiers still at odds over Term 2

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been saying it from the start of the COVID-19 crisis, and he’s saying it still: Australian students should attend school. That’s an opinion backed by Australia’s chief medical officer, Professor Brendan Murphy. But it’s not ...

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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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