Voters in key electorates want fair funding for public schoolsMarch 27, 2018
The overwhelming majority of voters in 18 key marginal electorates believe federal funding for public school is too low and that funding should be increased straight away, a new poll reveals.
Together we can make change — sign up to the Fair Funding Now campaignMarch 27, 2018
Fair funding for public schools is the focus of a major campaign launched today by the Australian Education Union.
Sam Lewis Peace Prize winnersMarch 26, 2018
Year 1 students at Canley Vale Public School have won Federation’s Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Award with their short film called the “Kindness Project”.
Category: Peace and Environment
Standing-room only at HSC English conferenceMarch 23, 2018
Today’s HSC English conference was standing-room only and Mark Scott saw firsthand how our membership engages in professional learning opportunities.
Stop TAFE Cuts campaign updateMarch 23, 2018
Federation members continue to campaign against the federal and state governments’ failed vocational education policies.
Students eagerly await learning time in cultural centreMarch 22, 2018
Briar Road Public School’s Cultural Centre has been a labour of love for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff that is paying off for students at the south Campbelltown school.
Category: Aboriginal Education
The dawn of teacher unionism among NSW public school teachersMarch 22, 2018
In the early years of the 20th century, growing numbers of teachers began realising that the only path to salary justice was to organise and fight for the right to appear before an independent tribunal.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Harmony DayMarch 21, 2018
The 21st March takes its rise from the Sharpeville massacre that took place during Apartheid South Africa which occurred on this date in 1960. This saw a military response to a civil rights movement and since that date has been acknowledged as the day that freedom from racial discrimination is maintained as a human right.
Category: Multicultural Education
Federation’s Stop TAFE Cuts campaign continuesMarch 20, 2018
Federation’s Stop TAFE Cuts campaign continued with protests at Padstow and Wyong TAFE. TAFE teachers and community members met with state Opposition Leader Luke Foley at Padstow on the first stop of Labor’s “Schools and Hospitals before Stadiums” campaign.
All About Women, Sydney Opera House on March 4, 2018March 19, 2018
The Sydney Opera House's annual talks and ideas festival “All About Women” is timed to coincide with events in the lead up to International Women's Day. The 2018 program, Curated by Edwina Throsby (formerly the TEDxSydney Head of Curation and founder and producer of ABC's Big Ideas) offered talks and discussions, live podcasts and group lessons exploring the ability of food to bring like-minded people together.
Category: Women in Education
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