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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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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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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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Young Einsteins

A group of Year 10 students has collaborated with Australian scientists and Quit Victoria to produce a video designed to educate students and the public about free radicals and their effect on health. The video is the result of a ...

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Concerns over new NT boarding school

Concerns that Indigenous boarding school students will not have enough teachers and will be without medical facilities have been aired in a Senate hearing. During the election campaign Labor announced the outstation of Garrthalala, 134 kilometres from Yirrkala, in north-east ...

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Literacy, numeracy improving

Literacy and numeracy of primary school students, including those from low socio-economic backgrounds, improved significantly between 2008 and 2009. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reform council on Friday released its second yearly report on the national education agreement. It ...

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Stand up to bullies: expert

Parents need to better monitor their children and teach them to stand up for themselves to combat bullying. That’s according to noted child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, who was appointed on Tuesday as the Queensland Government's anti-bullying expert. Carr-Gregg said ...

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Funding debate rumbles on

The issue of school funding dominated the news agenda last weekend, prompted by the release of an Australian Education Union (AEU) survey, and the government’s subsequent defence of its spending record. The national survey of more than 11,000 teachers and ...

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No judicial inquiry for BER

The federal coalition has failed to win parliament's approval for a judicial inquiry into the $16.2 billion Building the Education Revolution (BER) program. A private member's bill, introduced by opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne, was defeated at the second reading ...

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