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Gonski reforms add up to maths teacher shortage

Running short of qualified maths teachers may be one result of cutting university funding to meet the Gonski recommendations. “One of the most significant problems in our schools is the shortage of qualified mathematics teachers,” said professor Geoff Prince, director ...

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Garrett joins push for Gonski changes

The Federal government is increasing the pressure on state and territory governments to move on school funding. Federal Education minister Peter Garrett joined a protest at the Sydney office of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell to demand the state government adopt ...

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Public support for Gonski ‘overwhelming’

The public’s attitude to the funding of Australian schools shows overwhelming support for the Gonski review, and opposition to further education cuts proposed by state governments, a new national poll has revealed. Nine out of ten Australians believe it is ...

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Equity needs to be addressed

The gap between the disadvantaged and well-off schools is too big and must be dealt with in a new funding model. By Trevor Cobbold This will be a very big year for school education and a make or break year ...

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Schools face major cuts

As long as current arrangement in school funding across Australia remains, significant funding opportunities may slip, the Australian Education Union said. AEU federal president Angelo Gavrielatos said the new federal government figures showed schools would lose up to $5.4 billion ...

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Putting a price on private

Critics of independent schools say fees have risen too much over the past decade but supporters argue that they match CPI increases and are essential for basic operations. The past decade has been nothing short of turbulent in economic terms. ...

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Extra funds to jump language hurdle

It is expected that extra funding to support students with English as a second language in the ACT will be pushed through following the decision of the Greens to support Labor to form government. Before the recent election, the ACT ...

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Gonski changes can help all students

Many disadvantaged young people are missing out on a good education but by investing in them we raise the standard overall. The announcement by the Prime Minister recently of the government's response to the Gonski review is of immense importance ...

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