Vision for new curriculum hinges on teachers’ inputAugust 30, 2020
The NSW Curriculum Review was released on 23 June this year to much political and media fanfare. Despite slogans of “back to basics” and the “end of puppetry” Federation is now focused on the Government’s response to the 24 recommendations and the design, development and implementation of the curriculum for our schools, teachers and students.
Crucial cases in play for pay risesAugust 30, 2020
Federation has lodged a bargaining dispute with the Fair Work Commission regarding TAFE NSW’s refusal to honour the agreement reached with Federation about pay increases for teachers and related employees.
Panel prepares to hear evidence for inquiryAugust 30, 2020
Amid the stress and restrictions of the global pandemic, Federation members have addressed the changing nature of their work across almost two decades to inform an independent inquiry into the value of teachers’ work.
Department rejects catch-up program for public HSC studentsAugust 29, 2020
Public school HSC students have been left at a disadvantage after the Department of Education refused to pay for extra face-to-face learning hours as “catch-up” lessons.
Art teachers draw inspiration in crisisAugust 29, 2020
As classes shifted online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, visual arts teachers faced additional challenges in the pursuit of curriculum continuity for their students.
Equal Pay Day 2020August 28, 2020
Today marks the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women, on average, must work to earn the same as men in that year.
Category: Women in Education
Program helps schools SOAR above racismAugust 27, 2020
The results of a pilot program to mitigate racism in schools found it gave students the confidence and knowledge to intervene to address racist behaviour.
Category: Multicultural Education
TAFE’s $92bn benefit to economyAugust 27, 2020
TAFE has provided a $92.5 billion benefit to the Australian economy, according to a new report that recommends a further $2.5 billion investment in wage subsidies for apprentices to help stem the collapse in new positions.
Wear It Purple Day celebrates 10 years!August 25, 2020
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wear It Purple Day, an initiative set up by young people to recognise that LGBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) young people have the right to be who they are, and can be proud of who they are.
From the Heart: What you can doAugust 22, 2020
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a profound call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples for constitutional change and structural reform in their relationship with Australia
Category: Aboriginal Education
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