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Schools face major cuts

As long as current arrangement in school funding across Australia remains, significant funding opportunities may slip, the Australian Education Union said. AEU federal president Angelo Gavrielatos said the new federal government figures showed schools would lose up to $5.4 billion ...

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Extra funds to jump language hurdle

It is expected that extra funding to support students with English as a second language in the ACT will be pushed through following the decision of the Greens to support Labor to form government. Before the recent election, the ACT ...

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Limits put on anti-homophobic campaign

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has vowed to continue supporting a program that aims to stamp out homophobic bullying in NSW schools, but says he won’t approve teaching material aimed at tackling “heterosexism”. The Proud Schools program, being piloted at ...

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SA schools given social media guidelines

The Education department has issued social media guidelines to protect South Australian students and teachers from online threats. Education minister Grace Portolesi said the guidelines were drawn up to give “clear advice” on how schools should use social media, and ...

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How should teacher pay be linked to performance?

The Victorian Government recently released a Discussion Paper, New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession, saying that, while there are many highly accomplished teachers in Victoria, there is no systematic approach to identifying and rewarding them. Its proposal ...

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Gonski changes can help all students

Many disadvantaged young people are missing out on a good education but by investing in them we raise the standard overall. The announcement by the Prime Minister recently of the government’s response to the Gonski review is of immense importance ...

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NAPLAN to move online

Students will sit national exams online for the first time next year, with education ministers pushing for an investigation to assess the feasibility of bringing NAPALAN online as well. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) assessment and reporting manager ...

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Grief over Gonski

Non-government school leaders are worried about the redirection of funding, saying it tips the scales too far to government schools. After a long and costly two-year process of research, analysis and consultations with key stakeholders across Australia, the education sector ...

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