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Program to empower students online

A cyber-safety course for high school students that aims to prepare them for the implications of the virtual world is being created by a team at Flinders University. The training program being developed by Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla is in response ...

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Stakeholders welcome funding recommendations

REACTION FROM STAKEHOLDERS The Public Education Foundation (PEF) welcomed the Gonski review's support for philanthropic fundraising for education. "Crucially, the review recognises that an even playing field does not currently exist between public and private schools when it comes to philanthropy," PEF chief executive ...

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Kids in cyberspace

Internet addiction, cyberbullying, sexting, and teaching kids to behave smartly online are some of the topics on the agenda at next month’s Kids in CyberSpace seminar in Sydney. Experts in the field speaking at the event include medical practitioners, law ...

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Funding increase needed

OVERVIEW Australian governments must significantly increase funding for schools to help the nation's students achieve their best, the school funding review panel has said. Based on 2009 data, the increase would be at least $5 billion a year across Australia's education systems. ...

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Ministers say consultation needed

REACTION FROM THE STATES The Queensland government said that changes to school funding under the Gonski review must take into account the state's high percentage of disadvantaged students. Queensland's education minister Cameron Dick said he was keen to discuss the report's details with ...

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New network for principals launched

A learning and networking environment for Australia’s school principals that aims to bridge sector and geographical divides has been launched this week. Principals Australia Institute (PAI) is behind Palnet, a website for current and future school leaders that was developed ...

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School Certificate replacement announced

NSW students who leave school before completing their HSC will be given several attempts to sit new tests replacing the abolished School Certificate. Students will be allowed to sit for the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) two times a year between Years 10 and 12, NSW Education ...

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Closing the Gap report released

The only indigenous member of federal parliament says the latest Closing the Gap report into disadvantage doesn't look enough at urban Aboriginal people. While Liberal MP Ken Wyatt praised the report, released by Prime Minister Julia Gillard yesterday, he said ...

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New drug education site

The Australian Drug Foundation has launched what it says is Australia’s most extensive range of drug educational tools. The new ADF Shop website is a place where educators, health workers or parents can access the largest collection of educational materials ...

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New strategy for Asia literacy: Garrett

A new stakeholder group to provide advice to government on how to boost Asia literacy in schools is to be convened shortly, Minister for School Education Peter Garrett has confirmed. The group will consist of educators, academics, teachers, the business ...

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