Staffing Agreement signals union winApril 24, 2020
While Federation has pursued the health and safety, industrial, employment and professional rights of teachers during this pandemic, the union has also secured a new 2020/21 Staffing Agreement that will commence day one, term 2.
Category: Schools Staffing
Union secures guarantees for casual and temporary staffApril 21, 2020
After successful representations to the Department of Education, Federation has secured employment certainty for casual and temporary teachers amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Union will not forget bushfire-affected communitiesApril 15, 2020
Federation has refused to allow the escalating coronavirus pandemic to overshadow the response to last summer’s devastating bushfire season and the impact on our school and TAFE communities.
Staggered return to ‘normal’April 14, 2020
The return to school after health restrictions begin to lift should be managed in stages, starting with kindergarten and year 12, Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos has proposed.
New York City Reports 50 Educators Lost To CoronavirusApril 14, 2020
The New York City Department of Education has reported at least 50 employees have died in recent weeks due to suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to education blog Chalkbeat.
Hope for beyond the health crisisApril 12, 2020
Federation is already working on how it will respond to the political and economic challenges that will face public education, teachers and students in the post-pandemic period.
Storytime with Mr SkeneApril 11, 2020
Amid the uncertainty and change pervading daily life is a joyous little corner of the internet where stories are told and young minds are being nurtured.
Australia among world’s top nations for teacher admin load and stressApril 10, 2020
More than half of Australian secondary teachers report high levels of administrative work, which takes time away from preparing for classes and is a major source of stress, an international survey has found.
SSP and IEC teachers addressing additional complications to provide remote learningApril 09, 2020
Teachers in Schools for Special Purposes and Intensive English Centres are working with a unique set of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic as they strive to provide educational continuity for students with special needs and English as an additional language or dialect requirements.
Category: Special Education
Benin: Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19April 08, 2020
Although the Beninese public authorities have declared the closure of the country’s schools, pupils and teachers must nevertheless resume classes on 14 April.
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