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NSW teachers to continue strikes

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says the state's industrial umpire is moving at "glacial speed" to enforce fines against the teachers' union. Thousands of teachers across the state walked off the job yesterday, despite an order from the Industrial Relations Commission ...

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Implement Gonski, says Labor MP

A Labor backbencher has called on his government to implement the Gonski school funding review “lock, stock and barrel”. The review, released in February, recommended a complete overhaul of school funding. It suggested governments spend a set amount per student, no matter what type ...

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NSW unhappy with partnership funds

NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says he is "very angry" that Australia's most populous state is missing out on $35 million of funding for literacy and numeracy. A national report on literacy and numeracy has found that NSW is lagging ...

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Calls for action on Gonski measures

One of the architects of the Gonski school funding reforms says an independent resourcing body must be set up now or the government risks losing the private schooling sector's faith. Ken Boston, who was on the panel led by David Gonski ...

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Reaction to budget

Andrew Barr, national chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia, welcomed the $54 million science and maths package. “AHISA has advocated for governments to directly support innovation in classroom practice,’ said Barr, who is also principal ...

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School reward payments cut in budget

Payments under the proposed Reward for School Improvement program are to be reduced from $75,000 to $50,000 for primary schools and from $100,000 to $75,000 for secondary schools, the budget papers show. This provides a saving of $37.5 million over ...

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Gonski momentum slows

Eight days in August and eight in September. Six in October and five in November. That’s all the time that the House of Representatives has scheduled to sit in the second half of 2012. While only one or two days ...

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New transparency measures for independent schools

Australia's education ministers have agreed to measures designed to make non-government schools more transparent about how they spend the government funding they receive. Federal School Education Minister Peter Garrett on Friday welcomed the agreement by ministers’ meeting in Perth to ...

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