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Principals’ academy on the cards under Labor

A national academy to provide specialist leadership training for school principals will be set up if Labor wins the next federal election. A recent review found high performing school leaders add between two and seven months’ worth of growth in ...

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Studies cast doubt on screen time rules

When five pm hits, Jessica flicks on the TV. She knows Lula, her two-and-a-half-year-old, will pass the witching hour in relative peace watching ABC Kids. Screen time rules proponents may caution her: no more than that per day, until Lulu is ...

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Common image privacy traps for schools

As an educator, you’re responsible for a great deal of information about the students in your care, from contact and demographic details to information about their religious affiliation or sexuality. This can affect everything from a student’s support needs and ...

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Teachers’ HECS debt to be waived: Close the Gap

Despite efforts of successive cabinets, the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous outcomes has yet to be closed. Prime Minister Scott Morrison hopes a new plan will at least reduce it educationally. Unveiled today, it entails waiving the HECS debts of 3,100 ...

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Closing the Gap off track, refresh to come

Indigenous Australians will play a greater role in efforts to close the health and education gap. Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the 11th annual Closing the Gap report in Canberra on Thursday, calling for a new approach to targets that ...

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