Leave win for surrogacy and out-of-home careApril 11, 2018
After lengthy negotiations led by Federation and other public sector unions, and amid delays by NSW Treasury, teachers can finally access leave for surrogacy and permanent out-of-home care.
NAPLAN fosters bad writing: expertApril 09, 2018
World-leading figure in writing assessment Dr Les Perelman is suggesting a new approach for the NAPLAN major writing task.
It's time for a new NAPLANApril 09, 2018
A major report released today has revealed Australia’s NAPLAN testing regime is failing the nation’s students and is quite possibly contributing to declining performance standards across the nation.
Training course seeks to engage wider communityApril 05, 2018
As a part of the Fair Funding Now campaign, Federation has conducted six targeted campaign training days involving Federation Representatives, parents and principals in the key electorates of Banks, Gilmore, Page and Robertson.
Startling figures support funding campaignApril 03, 2018
A national report that shows the declining performance of our most disadvantaged school students will cost the country at least $120 billion in coming decades, reinforced Federation’s campaign for fairer public school funding, President Maurie Mulheron said.
There’s nothing casual about teachingApril 01, 2018
What mandatory training must a casual teacher undertake?
Overwhelming response to workload surveyMarch 31, 2018
Federation thanks the more than 18,200 members who responded to the survey “Understanding work in schools – the foundation for teaching and learning”, which closed on 26 March.
Proficient and committedMarch 29, 2018
I am writing this in a hotel room in Canberra having spent the day wandering the corridors of Parliament House, accompanied by parents and teachers, dropping in on politicians to argue for a fairer funding model for public schools. It’s a quiet room and as the sun sets, I’m reflecting on the past 40 years.