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Opinion: Budget fails to settle funding wars

New results-focused initiatives are welcome but disunity over funding remains a contentious issue. The new Coalition schools policy, Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes, was announced without fanfare two days before the Budget. It is easy to see why. The main political ...

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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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