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Students in care struggling: report

Children in state care are significantly more likely than their peers to struggle with literacy and numeracy, a new report has revealed. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) today released its pilot study into the educational outcomes of ...

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Honours for educators

Trevor Frederick Rice, NSW. For outstanding public service, particularly to the Blairmount Public School. Barry John Nutter, Qld. For outstanding public service to education and training in Queensland, particularly as Chair of the Training and Employment Recognition Council. Sharon May ...

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Majority of QLD schools reopen

Three Queensland state schools remained closed as the school year began on Monday, but every child will sit in a classroom, the state government has said. As 489,000 students go to class in Queensland state schools, only one high school ...

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Water, water everywhere!

The University of Canberra is to introduce a total ban on bottled water from its campus. It's believed to be the largest ban of its kind in Australia and the first across a university. Organisers say the ban will stop ...

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APS issues advice on starting school

The start of school is an important milestone in a child’s development. It is not just about the first day, but is a process that starts weeks before and continues months after the start of first term, according to psychologists ...

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VIC teachers push for pay

Victoria's new coalition government says the state's teachers deserve to be the highest paid in Australia, after the union demanded a 30 per cent pay rise over three years. After the Australian Education Union (AEU) Victorian branch said on Monday ...

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Curriculum implementation phase extended

The national curriculum won't be taught in all Australian schools until at least 2013, two years after anticipated originally. Federal, state and territory education ministers met in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss the new Kindergarten to Year 10 English, mathematics, ...

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Australia’s literacy, numeracy declining: OECD

Australian students are still performing well above the OECD average but their results in reading literacy and mathematical literacy have declined significantly over recent years, a new international education report has revealed. The triennial OECD Program for International Student Assessment ...

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Further criticism of BER in NSW

Taxpayers may have paid $188 million too much for the government's Building the Education Revolution (BER) stimulus program in NSW, the state's auditor-general has said. Although construction work under the scheme was rapid, building costs were too high and the ...

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