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Promises, promises

With NSW going to the polls on Saturday, ER takes a look at the education policies of the major parties. Web links to each party’s policy in full listed below. Labor • 750 new selective and opportunity places • 100 ...

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VET regulator endorsed

A Senate committee has recommended the creation of a national regulatory body for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, despite the fact two states refuse to sign up to the Federal Government's proposal. Labor wants the body to replace ...

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Rewarding relationships

The NAB Schools First program is underway again this year, with schools and community groups invited to attend forums to discover how they can apply for a share of the $5 million in awards available. NAB Schools First is delivered ...

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Showing teachers count

Local communities are invited to nominate inspirational and excellent teachers for the 2011 National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA) program. Supported by the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG), the NEiTA 2011 ASG Inspirational Teaching Awards has adopted the theme, Teachers Count, ...

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‘An enormous impact’

New research has shown that rugby league is having a positive impact in motivating children to read. The Rugby League Reads program, introduced in 2010, sees names like Benji Marshall, Scott Prince, Roy Asotasi and Matt Cooper feature in a ...

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Fair Trading warning over tuition

NSW Fair Trading has issued a warning to parents considering tutoring for their children to avoid being pressured into signing contracts, and to ensure that services meet their child’s needs. It comes as the body said it received 398 complaints ...

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SA targets cyber bullying

The South Australian Government wants to make it an offence to post violent or other degrading images on the internet. Attorney-General John Rau said the state's proposed legislation, to be introduced this year, would be the first of its kind ...

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Disturbing picture of childcare emerges

An alarmingly high number of childcare services are failing to meet basic hygiene, safety and education standards, the latest snapshot of the sector shows. The group overseeing childcare accreditation in Australia has released statistics on the number of services that ...

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