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Garrett joins push for Gonski changes

The Federal government is increasing the pressure on state and territory governments to move on school funding. Federal Education minister Peter Garrett joined a protest at the Sydney office of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell to demand the state government adopt ...

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Public support for Gonski ‘overwhelming’

The public’s attitude to the funding of Australian schools shows overwhelming support for the Gonski review, and opposition to further education cuts proposed by state governments, a new national poll has revealed. Nine out of ten Australians believe it is ...

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Mum’s new career in special ed

When Sara Taylor was offered one week’s relief teaching in a special education classroom, little did she realise it was to shape the course of her career. That week turned into two years, but by the end of the first ...

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NBN shows its worth

Reliable high-speed service delivered by the national broadband network is showing positive results at the schools it has reached. By Antonia Maiolo The NBN rollout is gaining momentum and already improving learning opportunities for school students, according to a study ...

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Environmental help, ON TAP

A Sydney school has scrapped the sale of all bottled drinks, joining universities across the Eastern seaboard banning bottled water in the name of the environment. St Ignatius’ College Riverview has now replaced all drink vending machines and drinks sold ...

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City kids revel in bush experience

A program developed by Murdoch University researchers is helping to keep Aboriginal culture alive for a small group of primary school pupils in Perth. Children from Southwell Primary School in Hamilton Hill have been involved in a trial of the ...

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Equity needs to be addressed

The gap between the disadvantaged and well-off schools is too big and must be dealt with in a new funding model. By Trevor Cobbold This will be a very big year for school education and a make or break year ...

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Put pedagogy in first place

It is not the slogan that determines what a school actually does for its students but its overall teaching practice. By Paul Herbert and Ngaire Tagney Schools these days are a marketer’s dream. Glossy brochures and impressive statements abound, describing ...

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