Good assessment design outlined by world-leader in writing assessmentMay 08, 2018
Among the essential elements to designing an effective new assessment to replace NAPLAN were factors that would not only enhance student learning but also teachers’ professional learning, respected education academic Dr Les Perelman said in a lecture on Friday night.
Let teachers teach — Call to reduce paperworkMay 07, 2018
Federation is seeking a meeting with NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to call for a review of administrative and paperwork requirements, plus more direct support from the Department to schools in relation to student learning needs.
Fairness sacrificed, says Shadow Education MinisterMay 07, 2018
The Turnbull Government has sacrificed fairness for consistency, federal Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek told Federation’s May Council meeting on Saturday.
Voices opposing NAPLAN mountMay 07, 2018
The call for reform of NAPLAN is growing, as criticism of the tests and reporting of results comes under increasing scrutiny.
Story of our union bannerMay 02, 2018
There are interesting narratives associated with every aspect of Federation’s centenary marching banner, unveiled at the May Day Toast, held at Federation’s Surry Hills headquarters on 1 May.
Latest Gonski review highlights need to fund its reformsMay 01, 2018
Significant resources are needed to fund the recommendations in David Gonski’s latest report on education, yet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has cut $1.9 billion from public schools over the next two years.
ABC Friends in need of teachersApril 23, 2018
Lobby group ABC Friends has urged teachers to join the fight to defend the national broadcaster from funding cuts and a conservative political agenda, including the assault by the Murdoch press.
Teachers send strong message to COAGApril 13, 2018
State and federal ministers in Adelaide for a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting have been presented with a letter signed by 5900 teachers, principals, support staff and parents calling for fair funding of public schools.