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Geography curriculum shape paper released

A paper designed to craft the first national geography curriculum has been released. The "shape paper" will guide the development of the forthcoming Australian geography curriculum for kindergarten to Year 12 students, due to be taught from 2012. Australian Curriculum ...

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Future of ethics classes unsure

Proposed ethics classes in NSW are at risk after the Department of Education ruled full-time teachers cannot conduct the lessons. Full-time teachers, some of whom are teaching the current ethics trial at 10 public primary schools across the state, will ...

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Foreign students still owed money

Overseas students affected by the closure of a Sydney flying school have been paid only $21,000 of the more than $700,000 owed to them. Aerospace Aviation was placed into voluntary administration by its directors on 12 February. Efforts to find ...

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Battling bullying online

A new resource that aims to help primary school students navigate the internet safely has been launched. The ‘Cybersmart Hero’ online program is part of a $38 million federal education cyber safety plan that provides support for students in their ...

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What tomorrow holds for Tasmania

The Tasmanian government has abandoned its controversial post Year 10 education reforms, coming to a compromise with the Greens. The Tasmania Tomorrow reforms were a crucial issue at the last election, which saw Labor win government in minority, relying upon ...

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Queensland and NSW deliver smart budgets

The recently released Queensland and NSW state budgets both contained big education spending. Queensland’s education budget included a big boost to early childhood services. The state pledged $9.5 billion for education in this year's budget, which will fund 40 kindergartens ...

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Pressure mounts over BER rort claims

As parents rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra yesterday to protest alleged waste and mismanagement in the government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, the pressure on education minister Julia Gillard to fix problems with the scheme intensified. The $14.1 ...

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