Central assessment process for selection of 35 principals in NSW public schoolsNovember 17, 2017
Recently the NSW Department of Education advertised 35 principal positions that were all made available at one time due to the recruitment of principals for the new Director, Educational Leadership (DEL) positions.
Condolences and support to the Banksia Road PS communityNovember 07, 2017
Federation is shocked and saddened by the tragic incident at Banksia Road Public School today. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the families, teachers, classmates and community members affected by this event.
‘Productivity’ measures a serious risk to teacher trainingOctober 31, 2017
The Australian Education Union has sounded a strong warning on potential Productivity Commission recommendations that could risk further undermining quality teaching by reducing the training required before teachers enter the classroom.
Category: Future Teachers Schools
NSW Govt figures expose Federal funding failureOctober 25, 2017
Today’s schools funding announcement by the NSW government confirms the $138 million dollar cut caused by the Turnbull government abandoning the Gonski funding model, said Federation President, Maurie Mulheron.
Federation joins call for rigorous review of Leading Learning 4 All resourceOctober 18, 2017
Prominent disability advocates, academics and organisations have penned an open letter to federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham regarding significant concerns about the Leading Learning 4 All (LL4All) resource, funded by the Commonwealth government and launched early this year.
Category: Schools Special Education
Protect Kids from Robots and Canberra BureaucratsOctober 12, 2017
The Federal agency in charge of NAPLAN is rushing through with plans to have robots mark next year’s NAPLAN tests despite their justifications being discredited by world-leading research. Parents, teachers and principals have not been consulted about these radical plans and students have not been prepared for such a dramatic shift. NAPLAN has been a high-stakes and controversial test and this latest development will further bewilder youngsters who are subject to such testing.
International Day of the Girl ChildOctober 11, 2017
Wednesday 11 October is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child
Category: Special Interest Groups
Vouchers won't fix the TAFE systemOctober 11, 2017
Jennifer Westacott and the Business Council of Australia’s proposals for Education and Skills released at the National Press Club today are another disappointing suggestion that fails to recognise the very real issues facing vocational education in this country.
National Close the Gap DaySeptember 16, 2017
March 16 marks National Close the Gap Day, held to share information and take action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030. Last month, The Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2017, gave a progress report about Closing the Gap targets on Indigenous health, employment and education.
Category: Aboriginal Education
OECD reportSeptember 13, 2017
The latest OECD Education at a Glance 2017 report shows the Turnbull Government is spending less than the OECD average on public education, posing serious challenges for the low-growth trajectory of the Government’s schools funding plan, the Australian Education Union said. “With the report showing Australian Government spending at 3.9 per cent of GDP being less than the OECD average, there is no doubt that our schools are under-resourced,” Federal President of the AEU Correna Haythorpe said.
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