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Scrap School Certificate: Expert

As almost 90,000 Year 10 students sit their 2010 School Certificate exams this week, an education expert has called for the abolition of the state-wide assessment. Professor Margaret Vickers, from the School of Education and the Centre for Educational Research ...

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Study on child binge drinking habits

Children who are supplied with alcohol by people other than their parents are up to six times more likely to binge drink, a new study has found. The Australian Drug Foundation released on Monday some of the findings of a ...

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Swimmers are smarter?

More than 10,000 swimming students will be surveyed in the world’s most comprehensive study into early-years swimming. The joint project between Griffith University, Kids Alive Swim Program and Swim Australia aims to determine whether regular swimming contributes to the physical, ...

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Teachers want equal pay

Early childhood teachers want annual pay increases of up to $14,000 so they are paid the same as primary school teachers. They held rallies in Sydney and Newcastle last night under the slogan "teachers are teachers" asking for the 20 ...

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Promises, promises

A re-elected Victorian government will build two new tech schools as part of a $194 million investment in trades training, it announced on Monday. Premier John Brumby made the announcement with Education and Skills Minister Bronwyn Pike in the regional ...

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A preferred scenario

This was the “preferred scenario” for NAPLAN and My School outlined by renowned education expert Professor Brian Caldwell at a Senate hearing on Monday. “There was marginal improvement in student achievement in the early part of the decade but results ...

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Principals not muzzled: Orgill

The chairman of the body reviewing the federal government's school building program has rejected claims principals have been muzzled from speaking out about mismanagement. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has accused the government of bullying principals into silence, preventing them from ...

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Stopping the brain drain

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s latest 2025 Taskforce report has gained another critic, with an education sector union decrying its lack of attention to investment in education. Chaired by former Reserve Bank governor and National leader Don Brash, the 2025 Taskforce released ...

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Reaching out

Providing indigenous students with information about university life and career opportunities in the hope it will motivate and encourage them to consider further study is the goal of Curtin University’s upcoming Kamberang Day. On 10 November Curtin will welcome more ...

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Symposium examines new framework

How to use the government’s new national early learning framework to enhance practice, rather than constraining it, was the subject of a recent symposium attended by more than 100 early childhood workers. The government framework, ‘Belonging, Being & Becoming: The ...

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