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Struggle for independence

The Coalitions push to create more independent public schools has stakeholders divided. By Antonia Maiolo. State school principals will be given more power over staffing and curriculum priorities under a $70 million push to help a quarter of the country’s ...

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In the face of violence

Officials acknowledge the difficulty for teachers who face physical threats but still insist a calm, controlled response is the best way to maintain power and respect. By Dallas Bastian. Recent reports of teachers being sacked for restraining students after they ...

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Vic OKs speedier suspensions

  Principals will no longer have to meet with parents first. By Antonia Maiolo. Victorian school principals will be given the power to suspend disobedient students without facing parents under tough new guidelines that come into effect in March. Students ...

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What’s next for reform in schools?

  Pre-election tug of war leaves federal parties’ stances closer together.  By Elizabeth Allen It played out as a giant tug of war, with the Gonski-cum-Better Schools plan as the rope. On one side was the federal Labor Party, helped in its efforts by ...

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Leadership’s rich tapestry

The right management weave is essential to create a strong and appealing school. By Helen Wright As schoolteachers and leaders, we understand that leadership matters in schools at all levels. The McKinsey & Company 2010 report into school leadership globally, ...

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Building better creative leaders

Conference of principals looks for ways to make better leaders through education. By Pip Field Inspiring global leadership was the focus of the 11th World Convention of the International Confederation of Principals, held in Cairns this July. Conference participants embraced ...

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Principals not immune from bullying

An independent survey has shown that school principals are seven times more likely to be the victims of physical violence than members of the general public. In the latest Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey, Dr Philip Riley from Monash University ...

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Developing ‘Asia literate’ teachers

One of the great challenges facing Australia is how to connect with our Asian neighbours. By Eeqbal Hassim Recent reform in Australian education has been driven by a strong focus on leadership and change management within the context of national ...

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Leadership vital in small schools

  New scholarships in educational leadership will give existing and aspiring school leaders in rural areas a much-needed financial boost. By Antonia Maiolo Backed by financial support from the Origin Foundation and Principals Australia Institute, 40 scholarships will be available to ...

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