AEU calls for end to NAPLAN onlineAugust 22, 2017
The Australian Education Union has called on state and territory governments to abandon the rollout of NAPLAN online as the new system would place many students and schools across the country at severe disadvantage. Federal President of the AEU Correna Haythorpe has requested urgent discussions with the respective Departments after concerns raised by teachers and principals about unequal access to computer technology for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Turnbull Government must stop pouring taxpayer funds into expensive, failing Teach For Australia programAugust 21, 2017
The federal government should stop wasting taxpayer money funding the Teach for Australia Program, the Australian Education Union urged today. A new report released today reveals that over half its participants have left the profession within three years of becoming qualified teachers.
Campaign to replace NAPLAN announcedAugust 16, 2017
Federation is campaigning to replace the NAPLAN approach to assessment and testing.
Teachers advised not to sign NAPLAN confidentiality agreementsAugust 13, 2017
It has been reported to the Federation that members are being asked to sign a confidentiality agreement in relation to the administration of NAPLAN Online and being told they cannot retain a copy.
Focus on student needs to lift success at school not NAPLAN resultsAugust 02, 2017
Attention needs to be focused on ensuring all schools are receiving the funding they need to deliver for students' outcomes, not today's NAPLAN results, Australian Education Federal President Correna Haythorpe said in a media release today. “Lifting student outcomes does not mean simply lifting NAPLAN results," she said. “NAPLAN is just one test, a snapshot, and on its own provides a narrow and incomplete picture of a student’s education and does not take into account the high quality, broad curriculum and learning experience that schools provide.
Teachers’ incredible work recognised at Education Week launchJuly 31, 2017
The achievements of public education and local schools were put in the spotlight at the launch of Education Week earlier today. The high quality of teaching and learning being undertaken across the NSW public education system was showcased in the keynote address, given by two students and a teacher.
Stay strong, AEU presidents tell education ministersJuly 25, 2017
Federation President Maurie Mulheron has joined with other teacher union leaders to call on state education ministers to stand strong in voicing their concerns about the plan
New Gonski Review panel hamstrung by narrow Government briefJuly 17, 2017
We will not close the gap in education achievement by cutting funding to schools and then conducting another review that looks at only one part of the issues, Australian Education Union President Correna Haythorpe says. The Turnbull Government’s decision to restrict the panel leading the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools to only examining strategies to improve educational outcomes demonstrates it is not interested in levelling the playing field and properly funding public schools, Ms Haythorpe says in a media release.