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Budget 2023: what’s in it for schools

Indigenous education and teacher workforce reforms were headline priorities funnelled into this year’s federal budget.  This week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down Labor’s second federal spend.  The government announced it will allocate $28b to Australian ...

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Managing disruptive behaviour in the classroom

Reducing classroom distractions and teaching behavioural skills to students will be essential to minimise disruptive behaviour at school, an education expert has said. The latest OECD report, which offered an outlook on Australia's education system, highlighted that the nation's "disciplinary ...

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Universities struggling to place student teachers

Better partnerships between universities and schools will be needed to strengthen Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and ensure future teachers stay on the job long-term. According to Australian Catholic University's Dean of Education Professor Mary Ryan, one of the major issues ...

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Teaching through play with Nüdel Karts: podcast

Children can further develop their literacy and numeracy skills, social capabilities and creative thinking abilities through playtime, a playground expert has said.  Marcus Veerman, founder and CEO of Nüdel Kart, a deconstructable and mobile play carts concept based on 'loose ...

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Former Melbourne High School manager jailed

The former business manager of a Melbourne high school who embezzled more than $400,000 from her employer in order to fund a rampant gambling addiction has been jailed. Frances Walshe, 65, was sentenced in the County Court of Victoria on Monday, ...

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