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Greens pledge to deliver 2235 new teachers

The Australian Greens have pledged to deliver funding for 2235 new teachers in disadvantaged government schools as part of a $1 billion scheme to relieve the pressure on teachers and schools and lift Australian educational achievement. Greens leader Senator Christine ...

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Coalition announces schools policy

Abbott pledges to match Labor dollar-for-dollar in funding. By Dallas Bastian. The Coalition will match Labor’s funding for Australian schools over the next four years, Opposition leader Tony Abbott and shadow education minister Christopher Pyne pledged in a policy outline. ...

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Swinburne Online launches primary teaching course

Internet-based program designed to help meet expected high demand. By Dallas Bastian. Students will be able to study online for a bachelor of education (primary) through Swinburne Online’s new course. With many teachers in the workforce nearing retirement, a high ...

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Tests scores slide across the board

A comprehensive new study has shown a slip in the performance levels of Australian high school students as compared to the rest of the world, reinforcing doubts that we will achieve the federal government’s goal of reaching the top five ...

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UC open $26m UC teaching quality centre

The University of Canberra has announced that a new centre to help school and college teachers will be up and running by the beginning of next year. With millions of dollars in professional development being made available through the centre ...

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Top 5 Inspiring choices

  We asked you to nominate teachers who are making a real difference to their class, school or community. Here is our first Top 5 Inspiring Teachers round-up, as chosen by you. By Antonia Maiolo. After 15 years in the ...

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Digital citizenship for children

  Online safety and behaviour are fast-evolving issues, but traditional education methods still work.  By Darcy Moore How do we best educate children to be thoughtful about their online security? Staying on top of the problem, when technological innovation gallops ...

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Sustainability education: slow growing

  Many schools want to incorporate sustainability education, but don’t know where to start.  By Antonia Maiolo. Although many Australian schools have committed to incorporating sustainability education into the curriculum, new research shows that most have yet to do so. ...

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Top 5 Inspiring choices

  We asked you to nominate teachers who are making a real difference to their class, school or community. Here is our first Top 5 Inspiring Teachers round-up, as chosen by you. By Antonia Maiolo. After 15 years in the ...

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