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Principals’ academy on the cards under Labor

A national academy to provide specialist leadership training for school principals will be set up if Labor wins the next federal election. A recent review found high performing school leaders add between two and seven months’ worth of growth in ...

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Closing the Gap off track, refresh to come

Indigenous Australians will play a greater role in efforts to close the health and education gap. Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the 11th annual Closing the Gap report in Canberra on Thursday, calling for a new approach to targets that ...

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Don’t forget about us, say LGBT+ students

LGBT+ students and their supporters are urging parliament not to forget about them and protecting their rights to stay in the school they want to attend. A group of young people delivered a petition to federal parliament on Wednesday with ...

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Work program for people with Down syndrome launched

A world-first training program to educate young people with Down syndrome and help them to find meaningful employment has been launched by a Melbourne charity. Thirteen students, aged 22 to 35, will take part in the work-readiness pilot Impact21, which ...

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Epilepsy training needed in more schools: advocates

Launceston mum Georgina Schilg used to worry that teachers would mistake her daughter’s epileptic seizures for her not listening. But not any more. Schilg knows that 10-year-old Sophie’s teachers are able to recognise her daughter’s symptoms and call her, or ...

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‘Missing’ Sydney schoolboy safe and sound

A young boy who was reported missing from a primary school in Sydney’s northwest, sparking a police land and air search, has been “accounted for”. The boy, aged between five and seven, was reported missing after he was seeing leaving ...

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