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Coalition rejects Gonski reforms

Coalition rejects Gonski reforms

The Coalition Government has revealed that it will repeal any legislation passed to introduce the Gonski reforms if elected next year.
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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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Australian Curriculum update

Australian Curriculum update

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

What is VET in Schools?

Long gone are the days when getting a vocational education meant 'dropping out' of school before Year 12. These days, students can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) as part of their senior secondary certificate.

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Victorian schools not meeting gifted students' needs

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.
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Saving for a private education

Saving for a private education

With private education costs constantly rising, finance experts have expressed that it is best to start saving as soon as you can. Read on to find out how and how much.
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What to do if your child is unhappy at school

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.
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Concerns over NAPLAN testing

Concerns over NAPLAN testing

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