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Educating the educators

Critics say that the push for teachers to have higher ATARs puts too much emphasis on one measure of ability. The comment that Australia is "at risk of producing a cohort of toxic teachers" triggered a swathe of controversy and ...

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Piccoli defends $1.7bn in cuts

The NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, has described the move to slash funding to the state’s schools and the TAFE system as difficult but necessary. A report by the NSW government said: “The state government has had to make tough ...

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Limits put on anti-homophobic campaign

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has vowed to continue supporting a program that aims to stamp out homophobic bullying in NSW schools, but says he won't approve teaching material aimed at tackling "heterosexism". The Proud Schools program, being piloted at ...

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Extra pupil free day for teachers

Schools will get an extra pupil-free day next year, so teachers can get their heads around delivering the new Australian curriculum. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced the additional staff development day - bringing to six, the total number of school ...

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