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Reading aloud more about parental bonding: report

Many parents stop reading aloud to their children to get them reading independently but a new report has found this doesn’t foster a love of reading. The Kids & Family Reading Report – from school book publishing giant Scholastic – elaborated that ...

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Opinion: Should we really give a Gonski?

There’s no doubt that school funding will be a significant election issue and that what the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Education Union describe as the ‘Gonski funding model’ will be centre stage. Notwithstanding the AEU’s ‘I give a ...

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Greens pledge $4.6 billion in Gonski funding

The Australian Greens are taking the policy of $4.6 billion in Gonski funding for students with disabilities – to be rolled out over the next four years – to the next election. Styling themselves as the only party to fund the needs of ...

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Quality early education isn’t available for all: report

One-third of children nationwide don’t attend enough preschool, leaving one-fifth of children, many from the poorest backgrounds, developmentally unprepared for school – a new report has identified. Quality Early Education for All: Fostering creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners by ...

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Ignoring achievement gap ‘economically dumb’

Failing to close the achievement gap between rich and poor students is “economically dumb”, the Grattan Institute has warned politicians. Peter Goss, the think tank’s school education program director, made the comments to Education Review as a warning against the ...

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