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Gonski needs bipartisan support: AEU

If the Turnbull Government is serious about innovation, it must match federal Labor’s commitment to Gonski, the Australian Education Union has said. Labor has announced its pledge to inject $4.5 billion into schools to fully fund the final two years of ...

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UniMelb helps link sport and education

University of Melbourne is aiming to get Indigenous school children on the track to higher education – literally. This year’s Raising the Bar program, a partnership with Athletics Australia, concludes today. It has involved Indigenous students converging on UniMelb for athletics coaching, an ...

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VU’s Dawkins challenges ATAR’s relevance

A vice-chancellor has downplayed the relevance of the ATAR as a measure of potential student success – especially when it comes to teaching degrees. Professor Peter Dawkins, of Victoria University, argued that ATARs are often meaningless when measuring a student’s potential in university. ...

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Autism stigma blamed on poor training, funding

A stigma against autism is “reasonably common” throughout Australian schools, an expert has argued. A recent Senate inquiry found parents of kids with autism are actively discouraged by some schools from enrolling their child. This occurs across the public, independent and ...

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School preparation: make them want to go

Social wellbeing is more important than academic readiness when preparing kids for their first day of school, an expert has said. Professor Bob Perry, a Charles Sturt University expert on transitions to school, said parents should use the weeks before the ...

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Indigenous students get a taste of uni life at USYD

The University of Sydney is showing Aboriginal schoolchildren what it has to offer. Federal Education Department data reveals Indigenous enrolments at country universities far outweighs that at city counterparts, despite the fact that over the past two years, the Universities Admission Centre has recorded ...

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Maths contractor touts for-profit model

For-profit is the best model for educational enterprises to thrive, survive and teach – the co-founder of Maths Pathway has said. Maths Pathway, established by former teachers Richard Wilson and Justin Matthys, contracts with schools to develop mathematics learning models. It has delivered models ...

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