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Review proposes My Schools overhaul

The My School website could be set for an overhaul following the release of a review calling for a greater focus on transparency, clarity and user friendliness as well as a reduction in bureaucratic barriers to enhancing the online resource. ...

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Keeping learning ‘relevant’ in the tech age

As technology makes information more readily available the role of teachers is increasingly becoming one of facilitating engagement with knowledge the Future Schools conference has been told. Addressing delegates at the conference this morning, NSW Department of Education and Community secretary ...

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Current learning models are stifling: Leadbeater

Future learning models must be built around the purpose and application of education rather than the attainment of knowledge aimed at satisfying examiners, an internationally renowned expert says. Speaking at the Future Schools conference taking place in Sydney from today, UK-based ...

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Law expands tax breaks on donations to public schools

Underprivileged public schools expect to receive a helping hand in the form of more philanthropic donations following the passage of federal legislation broadening the range of allowable tax-deductible contributions. The legislation, passed by Parliament last week, grants the organisation Australian Schools ...

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Baird pledges teacher mentoring program

The top primary school teachers in NSW would mentor and coach their colleagues under a re-elected Baird Government. Premier Mike Baird made the $224 million funding commitment in Queanbeyan, in the state's south, where he is campaigning to help Nationals ...

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Streamlined curriculum to launch in 2016

School students will be taught under a simplified and streamlined curriculum from 2016. The states and territories have signed off on changes that the federal education minister, Christopher Pyne, says will provide students with a more in-depth experience. History, geography, civics ...

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