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Staying in the top class

The PM's call to raise education standards faces an uphill battle over funding and debate over teaching standards. Australia's educational future is under threat. David Gonski led a review endorsing a $5 billion school reform package (on a yearly basis) ...

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Sector unites against cuts

Educational leaders say that slashing funding flies in the face of the recommendations from the Gonski review. The NSW government decision to cut $1.7 billion from the education budget has left many teachers, students, parents and others associated with the ...

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UK lowers standards for playing fields

Great Britain might have finished third on the medal table at the London Olympics but debate continues about the amount of playing field space available to children. The government education secretary, Michael Grove, has relaxed the rules that set out ...

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Grief over Gonski

Non-government school leaders are worried about the redirection of funding, saying it tips the scales too far to government schools. After a long and costly two-year process of research, analysis and consultations with key stakeholders across Australia, the education sector ...

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Government slams opposition over school funding threat

Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne said last week if Labor did anything to undermine non-government school funding "we will dismantle (it)". Mr Pyne wants the government to extend the existing school funding model for two years. It's due to expire at the end of 2013. School education parliamentary ...

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Gonski off the agenda

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met the premiers and chief ministers on Wednesday for COAG, which had the Gonski schools funding review and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at the top of the agenda. While there was a result for ...

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