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Fewer female students studying economics

Science isn’t the only field with a leaky gender pipeline – economics suffers similar issues. An analysis of data from the NSW Education Standards Authority – by Danielle Wood, an economist, Grattan Institute fellow and chair of the newly established ...

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Teacher data collection policy flagged

It’s likely the federal government will implement a data tracking project for teachers, so the educators can use evidence to inform their career development. Teacher Effectiveness Systems, Frameworks and Measures: A Review, prepared by the University of Melbourne for the ...

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Zero tolerance doesn’t work for bad behaviour

A South Australian education expert has picked apart federal education minister Simon Birmingham’s call for “zero tolerance” in classroom bad behaviour, branding it as an argument based on ideology not evidence. Last week, Birmingham leapt on Programme for International Student ...

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Surge in kids turning to child protection services

One in 33 children received child protection services in 2015–16 to shield them from abuse, new statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)  have shown. During this time, 162,000 children accessed child protection services. This represented a ...

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