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Year 7 move in Qld proves popular

A pilot program that will move Year 7 classes into Queensland secondary schools has received almost three times the number of applicants than was needed. The government announced in June that it would move Year 7 to high schools by ...

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Indigenous child abuse has increased: report

Rates of child abuse and imprisonment among adults have increased, a national report into Aboriginal disadvantage has found. The fifth Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report, released today, was prepared for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and tracks how governments are ...

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Changes to curriculum implementation

A Bill removing the January 2012 national curriculum start date for non-government schools passed the lower house yesterday evening. The government said this would ensure the implementation of the national curriculum is the same for both government and non-government schools. ...

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Curriculum delay debated in Parliament

The federal coalition has backed a government move to scrap a 2012 deadline for the introduction of the national curriculum, but wants further consultation on the already delayed framework. A lengthy debate ensued in the lower house yesterday on a ...

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Allowance requirements unfair: parents

The Isolated Children's Parents' Association is asking the government to make the payments available to all regional students, no matter where they live. The government has tightened the youth allowance eligibility criteria so that students who come from city and ...

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Disability awareness campaign for schools launched

A not-for-profit disability services provider is spearheading a month-long campaign to promote awareness of disability among the community, and young people in particular. The campaign, Scope See Me September, aims to challenge perceptions of people living with a disability, said ...

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International report validates reforms: Garrett

Teachers should be paid according to their skills, not years of service, an international report on the Australian schools system has said. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, released today, found that career progression for Australian teachers ...

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