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Education focus necessary beyond elections: McGraw-Hill boss

Focus on education must last beyond federal elections, the chief executive of a multinational educational publisher has argued. David Levin, from McGraw-Hill Education – one of the ‘big three’ educational publishers – said education, unlike elections, is always around. It shouldn’t be pandered ...

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STEM doesn’t guarantee jobs, wealth

Despite the opening pages of the hot-off-the-press Good Careers Guide preaching STEM and all its glories – the guide’s education chief urged students to pursue careers they're passionate about, even if they aren't STEM-related. The Good Careers Guide is the replacement ...

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Design collaboratively, learn the same way: architect

Collaboration is the beating heart of effective vocational education spaces, an architect has said. Mark Freeman, from specialist educational architecture firm Gray Puksand, recently completed a $5.1 million VET facility situated in Melbourne’s Somerville Secondary College. Freeman said he worked closely ...

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Opinion: Budget fails to settle funding wars

New results-focused initiatives are welcome but disunity over funding remains a contentious issue. The new Coalition schools policy, Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes, was announced without fanfare two days before the Budget. It is easy to see why. The main political ...

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