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Hackers steal student info from Victorian school

Hackers have stolen student information from a Melbourne high school, posting it online and sending emails to parents pretending to be from the principal. The Victorian Education Department is working with police to identify hackers who illegally downloaded information from ...

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Catholic schools to determine own funding

The federal government has no plans to directly fund individual Catholic schools despite data showing needy schools are being short-changed up to $1.5 million a year to keep fees low in wealthy areas. Education minister Simon Birmingham said the government ...

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Pyne blasts ‘dishonest’ Catholic schools

A senior Turnbull minister has blasted Catholic schools for running a “dishonest” campaign against the federal government’s new school funding plans. And an education policy expert has accused the sector of cherrypicking examples that don’t show the reality for most Catholic ...

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Demystifying how school funding will fare in the future

As the nation’s politicians restart arguments over school funding and count Senate votes, principals are wondering what will happen to their budgets and students. The federal government says it will add $18.6 billion funding over the next decade, moving every ...

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Labor unsure how to split $22 billion for schools

Labor has promised to give schools an extra $22 billion should it win government but won’t detail how the money will be divvied up until it’s talked to everyone in the sector. Opposition leader Bill Shorten used his budget reply ...

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Government guarantees minimum school cash growth

The Turnbull government is trying to head off a row with education groups over its schools funding plan by guaranteeing a minimum annual growth rate. Legislation for its single needs-based model and increased funding of $18.2 billion over the next ...

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