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Stick with the pen and paper: Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has made it clear – high school students counting on a computer from the federal government won't get it if he wins power. Labor's $2.1 billion National Secondary School Computer Fund aims to give all children ...

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State government under fire for information release

New figures showing Queensland students' graduation results by school will lead to better standards, not unhelpful league tables, the state’s education minister has said. The Queensland government on Tuesday released information about how 2009's Year 12 students performed. Education Minister ...

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All Australian kids dream big

Children living in disadvantage are unaware of the harsh realities awaiting them, with a new poll showing all students share the same ambitions and dreams. A thousand primary school students aged five to seven, from low and high socio-economic communities, ...

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Mixed reaction to Grattan report

The government says it is working to lift the quality of teachers in schools, despite a report that gave Australia low marks for teacher development. A report from the Grattan Institute, ‘What Teachers Want: Better Teacher Management’ placed Australia 19 ...

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Education makes you healthy: research

Even the smallest increments in school retention can have a significant impact on the adoption of healthy behaviours in later life. That’s according to Dr Seana Gall, Research Fellow with the Menzies Research Institute at the University of Tasmania. In ...

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Government schools did well out of BER

A perception that public schools got greater value out of federal funding did not take into account the disrepair of many government schools, an inquiry has heard. A Senate inquiry is being held into the $14.1 billion primary schools component ...

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Gillard slams Opposition education policy

Parents will be disappointed by shadow treasurer Joe Hockey's plan to shelve key government education programs, education minister Julia Gillard has said. The opposition on Wednesday announced plans to deliver $46 billion in budget cuts, including ditching the government's teacher ...

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