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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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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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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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A low act

Children who survived Black Saturday have become victims yet again as thieves keep targeting schools in bushfire-affected areas. Six desktop computers valued at more than $7000 were stolen earlier this week from Marysville Primary School, which was rebuilt and opened ...

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Sending a message

An autism awareness group founded by parents will receive $300,000 from the NSW Government to make a film to educate school children about the disorder. The grant is part of a $1 million package to boost services in the state ...

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NSW TAFE to offer degrees

NSW TAFE institutes are to offer bachelor degrees and could compete with universities for students under a bold plan aimed at combating skills shortages. The government-owned institutes want funding from next year to offer degrees in areas such as accounting, ...

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