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Teachers argue for extra school money

Teachers are taking the fight for more money to the federal government as it decides on its next budget and finalises a school funding deal. The Australian Education Union is finishing its latest “I give a Gonski” campaign with a ...

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First STEM school set for western Sydney

Australia’s first science-focused school will be built in western Sydney, New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics school, set to open as part of the Sydney Science Park in Luddenham in 2020, will ...

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Science results stagnate for Year 6 kids

Australian students are keen on learning science but almost half have not mastered all the skills and knowledge expected for their age. Results from a national science assessment of Year 6 students, released on Wednesday 15 March 2017, show little ...

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Poor kids in poor schools do worse

Poor Australian students are about three years behind in their schooling compared with their richer peers. A new analysis of results from two international maths and science tests finds the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students has barely narrowed over ...

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One in 10 student teachers fail testing

Almost 10 per cent of would-be school teachers have failed numeracy and literacy tests. Education minister Simon Birmingham said while the results of the federal government test had improved since 2015, it showed the examination was necessary to stop under-skilled ...

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