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Few schools properly teach advanced maths: AMSI

Less than 7 per cent of schools in Australia are “fully able to give kids the best education in maths” at the advanced level, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has estimated. AMSI director Geoff Prince made these comments to Education ...

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Birmingham to use TIMSS report to spruik reform

Federal education minister Simon Birmingham plans to use Australia's poor performance in the recent Trends In International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to spruik the necessity of the government’s reforms to the states and territories. “When I sit down with my state ...

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Opinion: Federal funds? Already there

Evidence suggests more Commonwealth money alone won’t improve outcomes for Australia’s schoolchildren, and federal investment is not the portion that has been in decline. By Kevin Donnelly State, territory and Commonwealth education ministers have started the process of designing a ...

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Trump says ‘school choice’ is his policy

For the US, a Trump presidency is all about choice – in schooling policy anyway. US president-elect Donald Trump has said he will invest US$20 billion ($26 billion) towards school choice. "As your president, I will be the nation’s biggest ...

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