2012-13 federal budget education initiatives

22nd August 2012

2012-13 federal budget education initiatives

The announcement of the 2012-13 federal budget has seen a number of funding initiatives for Australian education, many of which will directly benefit families with children in school.

Australian Curriculum update

22nd August 2012

Australian Curriculum update

With the first phase of the Australian Curriculum underway, read on for an update of what's been happening in 2012.

Victorian schools not meeting gifted students' needs

04th July 2012

Victorian schools not meeting gifted students' needs

The Victorian Parliament's Education and Training Committee released an inquiry into the education of gifted and talented students in late June. The committee found that, in its current state, gifted education is lacking in four main areas.

What to do if your child is unhappy at school

06th June 2012

What to do if your child is unhappy at school

Like adults in the workplace, it's important to remember that your child will not always be happy at school... whether due to academic pressures, issues within friendship groups or inadequate support from teaching staff.

Concerns over NAPLAN testing

21st May 2012

Concerns over NAPLAN testing

With NAPLAN testing over for the year, opposition against the testing regime continues.

The advantages and disadvantages of selective entry high schools

30th April 2012

The advantages and disadvantages of selective entry high schools

Read on to find out the potential pros and cons of choosing a selective entry government school.

How the government is closing the gap

24th April 2012

How the government is closing the gap

The federal government's annual report detailing initiatives to close the gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous population has found that a number of the goals listed in the 2011 report have seen improvement.

How bullying is being eliminated in Australian schools

18th April 2012

How bullying is being eliminated in Australian schools

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) launched the National Safe Schools Framework in 2011 with the belief that all students should be able to learn and develop in safe and supportive environments.

New South Wales to benefit from 200 additional teachers in 2012

20th March 2012

New South Wales to benefit from 200 additional teachers in 2012

The New South Wales Government has announced a $24 million initiative to hire 200 additional teachers in 2012.

NAPLAN National Report released

02nd March 2012

NAPLAN National Report released

The second stage of the 2011 NAPLAN testing results have been released, following the September release of the initial NAPLAN Summary Report and the distribution of individual student reports.

Review of Funding for Schooling released

27th February 2012

Review of Funding for Schooling released

The Review of Funding for Schooling has found that Australian schools are failing to get the best results for their students. It made several recommendations to reform school funding priorities at a total cost of $5 billion.

Victorian Government cuts $12 million from VCAL

21st February 2012

Victorian Government cuts $12 million from VCAL

There are fears that some Victorian schools may have to axe the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) option for Year 11 and 12 students.

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