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Diverse schools are successful schools: AITSL report

A diverse school workforce is the key to a successful school, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the country’s federally funded body for excellence in teaching and leadership. Entitled Spotlight: ...

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States’ NAPLAN review details unveiled

State governments have released the terms of reference for their review of NAPLAN. Heads of education in the Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland governments said the review – which will cost an estimated at $1 million – will identify what ...

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Inspiring students to understand tax and super

Taxation is something many people don’t comprehend fully until their 20s or 30s, but an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) competition challenges school students to demonstrate the roles tax and super play in the community. Now in its third year, the competition encourages students to explain ...

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Valuing teachers: how can we avoid 5 year burnout?

It’s an alarming statistic that educator Stephanie Wescott now belongs to: leaving the teaching profession after just five years of practice. In a wide-ranging interview in The Age, which covered everything from teachers not “being trusted to do their work” ...

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