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2012-13 federal budget education initiatives

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.
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How to choose a primary school

How to choose a primary school

Choosing a primary school can be difficult, especially if it is the first time you are making a decision about your child's education.
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The advantages and disadvantages of selective entry high schools

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.
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How bullying is being eliminated in Australian schools

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.
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How the government is closing the gap

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.
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New South Wales to benefit from 200 additional teachers in 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.
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NAPLAN National Report released

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.
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Review of Funding for Schooling released

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.
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Introducing Year 7 into Queensland's secondary schools

Introducing Year 7 into Queensland's secondary schools

The Queensland Government is working to bring the education system in line with the other states by moving Year 7 to the secondary school system.
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Results of NSW school obesity study released

Results of NSW school obesity study released

A study into the rates of obesity in school-aged children in NSW has revealed that obesity rates are holding steady at 23 per cent.
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How to support your child through Year 12 exams

How to support your child through Year 12 exams

As the end of the month draws near, so too do the end of year exams and stressful times for many Year 12 students and their parents.

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