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19 schools closed last Friday

The NSW Department of Education closed 19 schools in central and Western NSW last Friday due to extreme fire danger weather and record-breaking temperatures. Temperatures in Western NSW soared to 40 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, accompanied by hot ...

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12 days saved in lesson planning time

A 2023 program funded by the federal government's Emerging Priorities initiative saw teachers save an average of 94 hours each in lesson planning time this year. The grant program was established in 2021 to fund projects that assist school communities ...

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Qld invests more into support systems for students

A number of education support systems for disadvantaged and vulnerable students in Queensland are to share in $288m in 'prevention' funds as part of the larger $446.6m Community Safety Package, announced in the June budget. For instance, the Queensland Pathways ...

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Framework for generative AI in schools released

The Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence in Schools released last Friday outlines what best practice is when it comes to using generative artificial intelligence (AI) in schools in relation to a number of areas. In February, education ministers agreed ...

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Wages cap officially banned in NSW

An industrial relations reform bill that will see the official abolition of wage caps in NSW passed Parliament last Friday, along with other reforms to improve working conditions in the public sector. The new laws hope to offer a more ...

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