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Bell Shakespeare training retains and inspires teachers

More than 400 years after his death, William Shakespeare is playing a role in addressing Australia’s teacher crisis. Following its success in nurturing teachers from regional and remote schools around the country, national theatre company Bell Shakespeare has expanded its Regional Teacher ...

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National Excellence in Teaching Awards nominations open

Nominations are open for the 30th National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA), with$80,000 up for grabs in professional development grants across seven award categories. Parents, students and schools can nominate teachers they find exceptional – through their enthusiasm, creativity or dedication ...

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Paid initial teacher placements to work in ACT

Charles Sturt University (CSU) will offer paid work placement hours to final year initial teacher education (ITE) students who are willing to work in an ACT government school. The agreement with the ACT Education Directorate allows ITE students to apply ...

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Why are schools still doing NAPLAN?

Education authorities remain insistent that the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are an effective tool and useful in tracking student learning, three years after a survey found teachers disagree. This is the second year NAPLAN was held ...

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