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Addressing burnout in teachers

As pressure on teachers increases, the shift is visible in their declining health and the prevalence of burnout, experts say. To curb the issue of teacher burnout – and increase the likelihood of graduates staying in their jobs – Springfox ...

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Funding boost for SA private schools

South Australia’s Catholic and Independent Schools will get a $110 million funding boost from the state government. Premier Jay Weatherill says the extra cash over the next four years will benefit about 93,000 students with $11 million each year to ...

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Improving education in rural areas

Education specialists and providers have met to discuss how to best tackle the challenges associated with providing education in rural and remote areas. The CISCO event held in Sydney recently was a catalyst for discussions on the NSW Department of ...

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QLD school cuts boarders after abuse

A north Queensland indigenous college is closing its secondary school and will no longer take boarders following child abuse investigations. Uniting Church Reverend David Baker says the decision was based on the “welfare and best interests of our students” at ...

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Cook insists WA government will cut enough jobs

Acting Premier Roger Cook insists there are no plans to sack WA public servants, but he cannot say what will happen if the government does not get 3000 voluntary redundancies. The teachers’ and public sector unions criticised the state government ...

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Private school body must go: QLD parents

Parents and supporters of elite Brisbane girls school Somerville House have held a rally in a bid to increase the pressure on its governing body to dismantle. The Presbyterian and Methodist School’s Authority (PMSA) is under fire from the Somerville ...

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Needs of high achievers not met

Is our education system failing high achievers? Experts say that’s unfortunately the case. The Australian Council for Educational Research’s Geoff Masters addressed the problem in his latest presentation – ‘understanding and addressing the learning needs of our highest performing students’ ...

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Opposition calls for audit of school traffic safety

The NSW opposition is calling for a statewide audit of traffic safety near schools following the deaths of two boys when a car crashed into their western Sydney classroom. The two eight-year-olds were killed on Tuesday when a parent drove ...

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