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When Daryl Hanly was new to the role of principal he once congratulated a much more senior colleague on his retirement. "It was the 1970s and the retirement age was 55 and I said to him 'you must be so ...

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Hit and miss in NSW budget

NSW schools have been promised 900 new teachers and significant maintenance funding in the 2011-12 state budget. A total of $915 million is allocated to non-government schools, with $9.9 billion to be spent on public schools. A further $2.2 billion ...

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NSW teachers strike

NSW teachers joined police, firefighters and nurses to protest against cuts to the public service earlier today. Their action defied yesterday’s eleventh-hour ruling from NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) judge Frances Backman. Union leaders today said more than 30,000 workers ...

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Girls ahead of boys in language stakes

After infancy, there are more boys than girls in the low range of performance on almost all the language and literacy evaluations at all ages, new research shows. Further, parents of boys are more likely to be concerned about their ...

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Making a difference

Australian volunteer Brendan Rigby is five weeks into a 12-month assignment in the sub-Saharan African nation of Ghana. He is working on a project that aims to boost school attendance and increase the overall level of education quality. Rigby (27) ...

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Funding for Pacific education announced

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand PM John Key announced the additional funding at the Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland yesterday, the eve of International Literacy Day. The two countries are aiming to ensure half a million more children ...

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Papers on school funding released

Ahead of the end-of-year deadline to provide the federal government with its final report, the school funding review panel has released new research into the current system, as well as potential alternatives. The panel, chaired by businessman David Gonski, released ...

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Specialists program “galling”: teachers

A $24 million program the Victorian government says will create specialist primary school science and maths teachers won't make the grade, the teachers union has claimed. Schools are being invited to apply for teachers to take the first 100 places ...

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