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Australian Academy of Science releases STEM education wish list

STEM education is the Australian Academy of Science’s number one election priority, as per a policy statement released this week. Unveiled by academy president professor Andrew Holmes during a speech in Canberra, the group of distinguished scientists’ objectives include getting Australian schools’ students into ...

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Education focus necessary beyond elections: McGraw-Hill boss

Focus on education must last beyond federal elections, the chief executive of a multinational educational publisher has argued. David Levin, from McGraw-Hill Education – one of the ‘big three’ educational publishers – said education, unlike elections, is always around. It shouldn’t be pandered ...

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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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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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