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Birmingham to use TIMSS report to spruik reform

Federal education minister Simon Birmingham plans to use Australia's poor performance in the recent Trends In International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to spruik the necessity of the government’s reforms to the states and territories. “When I sit down with my state ...

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Keep phonics test focused on phonics: expert

While the federal government has endorsed a phonics check for Year 1 students, one researcher has warned that the check should not overextend its reach. Dr Jennifer Buckingham, an education researcher from the Centre of Independent Studies, recently completed a report ...

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Sydney students talk tech with Microsoft boss

Technology products are permeating today’s classrooms, and a group of students got to meet one of the brains behind it all. Two classes of students from Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus met with Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella to showcase ...

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