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P&Cs Qld to celebrate teachers with outreach

In honour of World Teachers’ Day this Friday, P&Cs Queensland will meet with parents and local communities to celebrate the important work that teachers do. The main event will be a morning tea on the Emerald campus of the Capricornia School ...

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Vic promises Teach for Australia $850,000

The Victorian Government has pledged an extra $850,000 to support Teach for Australia – a scheme that accelerates non-teaching graduates into teaching positions. “Teach for Australia is an important program that provides an express pathway for highly talented university graduates ...

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Early interventions help overcome disadvantage

Early educational interventions for children could improve academic skills and outcomes, particularly for those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, international research has shown. Using data of almost 12,000 children, researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Bristol in the UK found ...

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Pyne announces $25 million for online NAPLAN

The federal government has committed $25 million in new funds to move NAPLAN testing online. The education minister, Christopher Pyne, said the announcement, which was made over the weekend, shows the government is “seriously committed to helping the states and territories ...

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Supervising teachers in IEU win pay raise

Educators in NSW and the ACT will receive a pay increase for supervising trainee teachers, starting at the beginning of next year. Th NSW/ACT Independent Education Union – which represents 33,000 members including teachers, principals and support staff in all ...

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Managed, magnified

Third-party support can help schools with the everyday tasks of IT management, helping cut costs and improve performance. By Brett North Sometimes reaching your potential means getting a little help with the details. Schools have become increasingly reliant on information ...

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Camp in confidence

Some timely preparation is the key to fun and safety for school excursions and forays into the great outdoors. By Antonia Maiolo School camps and excursions are becoming increasingly popular amongst teachers looking to provide students learning opportunities away from ...

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AEU says amendment undercuts accountability

Accountability on how Gonski funding is allocated and spent will be reduced under new legislation, the Australian Education Union is arguing. AEU deputy federal president Correna Haythorpe said the Australian Education Act Amendment Bill, passed a couple of days ago, ...

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Equity still shrinking post-Gonski

Equity and disadvantage have worsened in Australian schools since the Gonski Review was first delivered, research presented today has shown. The School Equity: from bad to worse report, by education advocates Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd, found that the problems ...

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