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Build the best educators

  Our national prosperity depends upon educational approaches that will help create elite teachers and school leaders. By Margery Evans What kind of country do we want Australia to be? That’s a worthwhile but broad question, so let’s be more ...

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Opinion: A boon abroad

Working in the UK is a good foundation for other quality international opportunities. I’m 29 years old and a primary teacher. I left Canberra in 2012 for my ambitions – to have an international work experience and to live in ...

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Schools among fastest-growing industries

IBISWorld has predicted that schooling will be one of the fastest-growing industries over the next five years, although revenue in private schools won’t grow quite as quickly as in their public cousins. Australian Bureau of Statistic figures show 2.4 million Australian ...

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Immigrants at Australian schools top OECD averages

While one-fifth of Australian immigrant children feel alienated at their school, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report has found that the situation is even worse in France and Belgium. Helping Immigrant Students to Succeed at School shows 3 ...

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Here’s what makes parents homeschool

  The trend towards homeschooling will continue as long as the formal education system remains inadequate and out of date. By David Roy Homeschooling is on the increase in Australia, and in other developed countries where it is legal. Should ...

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NSW principals to get pay rise

Principals at some of the state’s public schools are set for a pay rise under a new $20 million investment from the NSW government. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says the government will increase principals’ salaries by up to $26,000 in ...

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Education too centralised: report

Education should be more decentralised so schools have more room to cater for individual student needs, a report has argued. The Case for Inclusive Learning Systems, released this week by the philanthropic Dusseldorp Forum, provides a framework for moving school ...

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‘No pay no jab’ review urged

A plan to cut childcare benefits from parents who don’t immunise their children should be reviewed after a year, a parliamentary committee has recommended. A Senate inquiry report on Wednesday says concerns the `no jab, no pay’ legislation could infringe ...

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