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Ensure you are informed

Every school in Australia will receive a USB stick loaded with a copy of the National Professional Standards for Teachers and the National Professional Standard for Principals. The USB has been developed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School ...

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Ministers endorse Australian curriculum

It’s official. On 8 December last year, as schools across the country were getting ready to close the books on another year, state and territory education ministers gathered in Canberra where, with federal Education Minister Peter Garrett, they endorsed the ...

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Ask a silly question

Sorting through papers I’d collected in 2010, I came across one headed ‘Are autonomous schools the answer’. On it I had pencilled ‘To what?’ The article had clearly left me feeling I was being asked to contemplate not only ‘an’ ...

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A private practice

Don’t look now, but there’s a giant elephant in the room. Private tuition, or the ‘shadow education system’, is estimated to be a $1 billion industry in Australia. The industry’s self regulatory body, the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), suggests there ...

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