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eSafety Commissioner lukewarm on mobile phone ban

The Victorian Government’s decision to ban mobile phones during school hours in all state secondary and primary schools next year has been met with mixed feelings from educators, parents and students, and the eSafety Commissioner herself. The move is intended ...

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Concern over plan for sacking teachers

The Victorian government wants to give principals the power to sack staff, but the proposal has been met with anger and anxiety in some quarters. By Antonia Maiolo. In the latest shake-up of Victorian schools, principals will be given the ...

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Victorian proposals an “attack” on education

An organisation for state schools believes state government proposals will marginalise public schools. The Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) says the Victorian government’s education proposals are an “attack’’ on public schools. “The Victorian premier needs to work with ...

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How should teacher pay be linked to performance?

The Victorian Government recently released a Discussion Paper, New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession, saying that, while there are many highly accomplished teachers in Victoria, there is no systematic approach to identifying and rewarding them. Its proposal ...

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Cuts to Victorian TAFE slammed

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the Victorian government is walking away from investment in education with cutbacks to the state's TAFE sector. Gillard was addressing a public forum at a community cabinet meeting in Berwick, in the Victorian marginal seat of La Trobe. Gillard ...

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