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NSW scraps link between NAPLAN and HSC

The Independent Education Union of Australia has “cautiously welcomed” a decision to scrap plans that would link NAPLAN results with qualifying for the HSC. NSW education minister Rob Stokes today announced the contentious plan would not go ahead, after a ...

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In-house lawyers for schools?

Victoria already has them, but next month law professionals will convene to decide whether other Australian states need lawyers stationed in schools. The question will be the focus of discussion at the Community Legal Centres Masterclass in Brisbane on March ...

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Why languages matter for Indigenous education

The 21st of February was International Mother Language Day, an annual UNESCO heritage day marking the important role of multilingualism in sustainable development. If you’re part of the 80 per cent of Australians who speak only English at home, then ...

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One in three principals now experience violence

Australian principals are burnt out and embroiled in conflict, yet somehow still love their jobs. This was revealed in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education’s seventh annual Australian Principals Health and Wellbeing Survey Report, released today. To date, around half of all principals ...

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Prebuilt classrooms may be way of the future

As the Australian population and school enrolments continue to grow, prebuilt modular classrooms may be the solution the education sector needs. This is the opinion of University of Melbourne researchers, who are currently working with BHA Project Management and the Victorian ...

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Labor to set up school research body

School teachers will be armed with the latest research about how to help their students learn under a federal Labor government. Opposition education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek announced today that Labor will set up an Evidence Institute for Schools at a ...

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