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Clare announces ministerial reference group

Major education union leaders and academics will form a ministerial reference group tasked with informing the federal government's overhaul of the nation's school funding system. Last month, Jason Clare established an expert panel led by former public service chief Dr ...

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Less admin for NSW public school teachers

The newly-elected NSW government has rolled out its first round of “red tape cuts” aimed at reducing administrative burden on public school teachers. On Wednesday, the government announced it will halve more than 70 mandated policy and process changes next ...

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Sydney principal speaks on goanna death

The headmaster of an elite Sydney school has back-pedalled on a confirmation from his own administration that senior students had killed a native lizard on a school camping trip. The King’s School, in North Parramatta, has been at the centre of shocking allegations that some ...

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Calls for nationwide high school phone ban

Australian high schools could face a blanket mobile ban after the federal education minister announced he would consider a federal policy this year. On Friday, Federal Education Minister Jason Clare said mobile phones were a distraction for students and would ...

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