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Strong demand for soft skills: Deloitte

We’re not soft enough. That is, when it comes to our skills. That’s the conclusion of a report by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by DeakinCo, a workforce professional development provider. The report, Soft Skills for Business Success, found that demand ...

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NAPLAN: a force for good or evil?

“I always say in jest to people, if you type NAPLAN in a Word document or on the computer, it autocorrects to NAPALM, which I think says it all.” Associate professor Michael Nagel, an educational psychologist at the University of ...

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Gonski: rebooted – or is it?

The government gives a Gonski. Or, according to Labor, at least that’s what they want you to think. This week, Malcolm Turnbull unveiled his Quality Schools reforms, which includes $242.3 billion in recurrent funding over the next 10 years. Different to ...

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Tasmania ditches Safe Schools

Tasmania will cut the Safe Schools program after federal funding expires, being the second state to do so in a week, following the lead of New South Wales. Federal funding for the anti-bullying and education initiative expires at the end of ...

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