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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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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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Authors for children recognised

The best books for children published this year have been recognised by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The ‘Children’s Book of the Year 2010’ awards, presented last Friday by Governor-General Quentin Bryce, have been running in Australia since 1946. ...

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Education hot topic online

Climate change, education and immigration are the top three political issues Australians seek on the internet, new research reveals. The research tracked online searches by Australians on political issues between 8 May and 14 August this year. Climate change came ...

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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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Election special: Head to Head

By Dr Kevin Donnelly Director of Education Standards Institute and author of ‘Australia’s Education Revolution: How Kevin Rudd Won and Lost the Education Wars’ If there is one issue that best illustrates why a Coalition government would be better than ...

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Labor wins in student election

The results are in, and the Labor government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been returned to power. Well, not quite. But that's what would happen if Australian teenagers were to decide the outcome of the 2010 federal election, ...

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