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ACT and NSW on top in NAPLAN

The ACT topped 15 of the 20 categories in the NAPLAN results released late last week, with Victorian and NSW schools sharing the other top ratings. The Northern Territory achieved the worst results, but former education minister Simon Crean stressed ...

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The power of persuasion?

Along with ads for the new VW, Diet Coke and Maltesers, Sydney cinemagoers were recently shown an advertisement for Newington College, a private boys’ school in Stanmore, Sydney. The 60 second ad slickly displayed still images of several students engaging ...

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SA pay issue resolved

A new award for teachers in SA public schools and preschools has been handed down after more than two years of negotiations. State education minister Jay Weatherill said the end of the arbitration clears the way for greater decision making ...

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1300 children at risk in Victoria

More than 1300 children at risk of abuse and neglect don't have allocated case workers in Victoria, despite money being provided to the state's child protection system. And staff retention is still a critical issue, with frontline child protection workers ...

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BER rumbles continue in NSW

The NSW government has been accused of spin and living in denial after it released a glowing appraisal of its own handling of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program. Under the BER Score Card, the state government gave itself ...

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Three more years

The return of Labor to government is a positive development for Australian education if for no other reason than the long awaited review into schools funding will go ahead. That’s the view of many peak bodies and commentators in the ...

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Standards validation underway

A research team at the University of New England has begun validating the new professional standards for teachers and will gather information from teachers across the country. The project, funded by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) ...

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More resources needed: Teachers

Victorian teachers want more resources to keep Years 8 and 9 students on track by offering a broader curriculum. Australian Education Union (AEU) state president Mary Bluett says Years 8 and 9 are the difficult years for students, when they ...

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The silver bullet

An Afghani woman whose schools for girls were forced "underground" during the height of the Taliban government has told an Australian audience of the positive signs emerging in her troubled country. Sakena Yacoobi founded the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) ...

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Scholarships announced

The NSW government has announced 300 teacher scholarships worth up to $23,000 each are available to students who agree to teach in the state's hard-to-staff schools. Applications are open for the $7 million scholarship program, which requires students to commit ...

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