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New teachers divulge training needs

Graduate teachers are calling for more time in the classroom before they enter the workplace and more university lecturers with recent school experience, a new study has found. The research, which looked at almost 15,000 graduate teachers over three years, revealed that ...

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Taught in the act

Some attention to detail can help make drama students’ final performances leading roles. By Caroline Spence As the end of 2014 approaches, drama students around Australia are putting their acting skills to the test, presenting their final performances for the ...

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A challenging standard

An upcoming shift in the accounting laws is set to have a big impact on reporting for schools. By Antonia Maiolo Many schools are unaware of a new standard in financial reporting that could put them at risk of breaching ...

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Deliver NAPLAN tests online, ACARA says

Australian school students could soon sit NAPLAN tests online, as new research shows it would more precisely measure their performance and provide other benefits. Based on the findings, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) proposed that future tests implement ...

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Teachers train for students who stutter

Teaching students discovered how to identify and deal with students who suffer from stuttering at a forum The University of Sydney hosted earlier this week. Researchers from the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences talked about stuttering with future teachers, in order to ...

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Summer school available for history teachers

UNSW Canberra summer school has opened its doors to high school history teachers in NSW and the ACT. The university is offering up to 20 secondary history teachers the opportunity to attend the inaugural UNSW Canberra Summer School over the holidays ...

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School for blind students opens in Victoria

The only school for blind and vision-impaired students in Victoria is now officially open. Federal environment minister Greg Hunt, assistant minister for social services senator Mitch Fifield, member for La Trobe Jason Wood and Victorian education minister Martin Dixon were ...

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NT Greens tout holistic truancy plan

School attendance figures show the need for a comprehensive and holistic approach to reducing truancy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, a spokesperson for the Northern Territory Australian Greens said. It was inevitable that the current truancy program would not ...

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Vic funding plan attacked again

A state government proposal to give more money to disadvantaged schools will instead remove targeted assistance and leave thousands of students unable to participate in the opportunities school has to offer, the Victorian Council of Social Service warned. “While the new ...

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