Domestic violence: COVID exposes home truthsDecember 10, 2020
Federation is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, at a time when grim evidence is mounting of a dramatic increase in cases of domestic violence in Australia during COVID.
Category: Women in Education
School Success Model replaces Local Schools, Local Decisions in name onlyDecember 06, 2020
Today’s announcement on the replacement of ‘Local Schools Local Decisions’ with ‘The School Success Model’ continues the recent history of the abandonment of support for schools and the shifting of responsibility and blame away from the government and the Department onto the local public school.
Picture book wins coveted national awardDecember 05, 2020
Federation member Jasmine Seymour can now add award-winning illustrator to her list of achievements, after being crowned Best New Illustrator by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.
Category: Aboriginal Education
Disability: secret report exposes new waveDecember 03, 2020
A confidential NSW government report has shed light on a critical and burgeoning challenge for public education as the number of students with disabilities is predicted to grow by 50 per cent in the decade to 2027.
Category: Special Education
Safety and wellbeing concerns before IRCDecember 03, 2020
The Department has failed to adequately address Federation’s concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Federation recently escalated the matter to the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC).
Teachers add value as agents of social inclusion and cohesionDecember 02, 2020
Every day, schools, principals and teachers play a critical and invaluable role in their communities by contributing to society’s social-inclusion outcomes.
Category: Multicultural Education
TAFE Monday MinuteNovember 30, 2020
On Friday, at the 11th hearing of our Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Dispute in Fair Work, TAFE NSW and the NSW Teachers Federation came to an agreement which would enable the TAFE Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2020 to be finalised.
From crisis comes innovation to change nature of environmental educationNovember 29, 2020
One area of the NSW public school system particularly affected by COVID- 19 restrictions was the state’s 25 environmental and zoo education centres.
Category: Peace and Environment
UK: COVID runs riotNovember 28, 2020
With the COVID-19 crisis still raging, teacher unionists in the UK have deplored the falling school attendance rates and presented a plan to secure safe schools and ensure quality education during the pandemic.
ARIA award rocks WilcanniaNovember 27, 2020
With Sarah Donnelley being voted the Telstra ARIA music teacher of the year came deserved recognition but not, she says, for herself. She claims those winning votes are for the children of the remote western NSW town of Wilcannia on the banks of the Darling.
Category: Small schools
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