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Prebuilt classrooms may be way of the future

As the Australian population and school enrolments continue to grow, prebuilt modular classrooms may be the solution the education sector needs. This is the attitude of University of Melbourne researchers, who are currently working with BHA Project Management and the ...

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Labor to set up school research body

School teachers will be armed with the latest research about how to help their students learn under a federal Labor government. Opposition education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek announced on today that Labor will set up an Evidence Institute for Schools at a ...

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NSW maths teacher among top 10 in world

NSW teacher Eddie Woo is in the running to be titled the best teacher in the world, and will hold the lone torch for Australia in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018. The Cherrybrook Technology High School teacher was selected ...

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Teachers selected to tour Western Front

Three NSW teachers will follow the footsteps of the Anzacs across Europe after they were awarded scholarships to tour the Western Front. The winners of the Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship will take part in a 13-day-tour of historic battlefields alongside ...

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Review could help tradies become teachers

The federal government has launched a national review of teacher registration to improve consistency and teacher quality across the country. Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham said the National Review of Teacher Registration had been endorsed by all states ...

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Government intervention hurts schools: Grattan

The federal government is being urged to resist the temptation to intervene excessively in school education if it wants students to do better. The Grattan Institute’s school education specialists Peter Goss and Julie Sonnemann say the Turnbull government’s 2016 Quality ...

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QLD school swim classes need improvement

Queensland Education Minister Grace Grace has admitted the state has room for improvement when it comes to teaching kids to swim. Ms Grace met with the heads of the Royal Lifesavers and the Surf Lifesavers today, along with other stakeholders, ...

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New laws punish sexual misconduct in schools

The NSW government has today introduced harsher penalties for any teacher found to have a sexual relationship with a student. The Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 will close existing loopholes and expand sex offence penalties to include teachers who do ...

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The case for a review of NAPLAN

After a successful campaign to scrap the compulsory rollout of NAPLAN online testing in Queensland, experts are asking the inevitable question: is NAPLAN testing still worthwhile? University of the Sunshine Coast’s associate Professor Michael Nagel specialises in research on childhood ...

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