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Victorian Government announces plans for online school exams

Victorian Government announces plans for online school exams

Victorian school exams could soon be completed online under an assessment overhaul proposed by the state government.
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The advantages and disadvantages of homework

The advantages and disadvantages of homework

The purpose of homework is to bridge the gap between children's learning at school and at home, but just how relevant is it to the modern generation?

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Five ways to keep your child busy over the holidays

Five ways to keep your child busy over the holidays

Keeping your kids busy over the holidays can be a challenge. Luckily, our five tips can help.
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Victoria signs up to Better Schools Plan

Victoria signs up to Better Schools Plan

Victoria has reached an agreement with the federal government on the Better Schools Plan that will see the state's schools receive an extra $12.2 billion of funding over the next six years.
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Gonski school funding reform details released

Gonski school funding reform details released

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has released her plan for school funding reform as part of the federal government's National Plan for School Improvement. Here we summarise the key details of the government's proposed new funding scheme.
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Choosing a school outside of your local area

Choosing a school outside of your local area

You have more than your fair share of decisions to make when choosing a school for your child, from its sector, gender and ethos, to some of the more practical considerations like location.
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When should children start school?

When should children start school?

Every now and then, questions arise about the right age for children to start school. Some worry about the best age for primary school entry, others about the maturity level required before children can (or should) progress to secondary school.
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How have the government's efforts to 'close the gap' affected education?

How have the government's efforts to 'close the gap' affected education?

A report released by the New South Wales Auditor-General has indicated that no significant progress has been made over the past ten years in terms of improving literacy among Indigenous students.
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Do Australian schools need more sport?

Do Australian schools need more sport?

With the Olympics having come to an end, media reports continue to discuss suggestions that there is too little emphasis on sport in Australian schools.
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Tips for career planning with your child

Tips for career planning with your child

As a parent, you play a vital role in helping your child sift through their career options. Read on for a few tips to help you approach the careers conversation.

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School open days

School open days

Secondary school open days give parents a chance to visit schools of interest to determine whether they are the right fit for their child.

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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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Victorian primary schools welcome maths and science specialists

Victorian primary schools welcome maths and science specialists

Victorian government primary schools have welcomed 100 mathematics and science teaching specialists into classrooms in time for the new school year.
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