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Teachers’ HECS debt to be waived: Close the Gap

Despite efforts of successive cabinets, the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous outcomes has yet to be closed. Prime Minister Scott Morrison hopes a new plan will at least reduce it educationally. Unveiled today, it entails waiving the HECS debts of 3,100 ...

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The highs and lows of vertical schools

Overcrowding in our major cities has prompted shrill warnings from politicians. Melbourne, which has been designated the fastest growing city in the southern hemisphere, has drawn particular concern. “We have to play catch-up on essential infrastructure,” Lord Mayor Sally Capp said ...

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Professor urges schools to ditch VET/uni dichotomy

A Murdoch University professor has criticised schools for encouraging students to choose between a VET or university pathway. Barry Down, a VET and student engagement specialist, says this dichotomy has become unrealistic. “The reality is that society requires smart workers and citizens with ...

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What students really think of you

UNICEF Australia is worried about our school students. First, an October report from the global chapter of the UN child humanitarian agency found that Australia ranks 31 out of 40 EU and OECD countries in terms of national education equality. ...

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