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Ladies’ college leading the renewable drive

A Melbourne school is leading the way towards a sustainable future, becoming one of the first schools in Australia to become 100 per cent net renewable by 2020. Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC) has signed an agreement with a wholesale electricity ...

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Is this the end of EPAC?

The NSW Employee Performance and Conduct unit (EPAC) was under siege this week with critics of the government unit calling it “opaque”, “slow” and “lacking procedural fairness”. The unit, which investigates misconduct in schools, has also been accused of using ...

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Looking back at Safe Schools

Since its inception in Victoria in 2010, the Safe Schools program was Australia’s most controversial anti-bullying campaign. While grounded in good intentions and empirical evidence, critics of the program viewed it as a form of social engineering, a radical form ...

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The times they are a changin’

Along with hunger, democracy and environmental sustainability, the question of how to fix the education system is a wicked problem, according to Alto Director Andrew O’Keeffe. As he puts it, there are no “silver bullets” – they are all “huge, ...

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