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Indigenous students stick to study: report

More indigenous students are staying on until Year 12 than ever before, new figures show. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' annual report card on schools, released on Friday, shows the retention rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students rose ...

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Experts respond to education innovation plan

Education experts are discussing the challenges associated with an increasing focus on STEM subjects, after a strategic plan on innovation was released yesterday. The government-commissioned plan Australia 2030: Prosperity through innovation emphasised the need to improve the teaching of science, ...

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NSW apprenticeships get a makeover

Changes made to the state’s apprenticeship system aim to make it more responsive to the demands of the workplace, skills minister John Barilaro says. The new laws governing NSW apprenticeships were drafted and passed by parliament in the form of ...

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First electronic exams for SA students

Australia's first electronic school exams will highlight the 2018 academic year for thousands of South Australian students. About 170,000 public school children return to classes on Monday with 13,500 attending for the first time. As part of the SACE Board's ...

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Strike to affect start of WA school year

The start of the school year in Western Australia this week will be marred by strike action involving education department public servants protesting against job cuts. More than 100 staff recently took voluntary redundancies. The Community and Public Sector rejects ...

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Specialised autism school to open

From April this year Australia will be home to a school built exclusively for children with autism. Josiah College in Queensland is expected to cater for more than 60 students in years two to 10, and is being carefully designed ...

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