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‘Mixed’ report card for Closing the Gap

Progress on meeting the stated goals of the Closing the Gap initiative has been mixed, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today in a speech. The PM praised Indigenous leaders and the other major parties for their collaborative approach to the ...

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Rising trend: schools could soon mark Sydney skyline

Schools could soon become a prominent feature in Sydney's skyline, the architects of the city’s newest high-rise school have argued. Parramatta’s upcoming 14-storey Arthur Phillip High School, with its adjoining Parramatta Public School, is the figurehead of the NSW Education ...

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USYD’s Nadim tears into federal deradicalisation plan

A University of Sydney expert has launched a scathing attack on a federal government schools deradicalisation program that seeks to follow New South Wales' example. In a joint announcement this week, federal education minister Simon Birmingham and federal justice minister Michael ...

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Teaching degrees are uni cash cows: Dinham

Teaching degrees are used by universities as a cash cow and this can partially explain startling teacher attrition rates, an expert has said. Recent research from the Australian National University has shown that 30 to 50 per cent of teachers ...

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Computer-based tests hinder disadvantaged: research

United States government research has raised concerns that computer writing tests could disadvantage students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. A study published in December by the US Department of Education’s National Centre for Education Statistics, found conducting computer-based persuasive writing tests “appeared to widen ...

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