Gonski-rich Parkes seat hears Federation’s messageMarch 15, 2017
Splashes of green across the state’s north and central west marked Federation action in support of continued Gonski funding as members turned out from the Dubbo, Nyngan, Bourke and Walgett Teachers Associations to harness community support for the needs-based funding.
Knowing your students' passions helps to engage them in learningMarch 13, 2017
Getting to know your students is key to engaging them, the SBS Insight program "A Teacher Changed My Life" illustrated last week.
Attention! NSW Gonski Bus tour detailsMarch 10, 2017
Listed here are the Gonski Bus activities planned for your area. Buses will enter NSW from Queensland (the northern bus) and Victoria (the southern bus).
Strength comes from collective voice, conference hearsMarch 10, 2017
Gonski bus campaign to fight Malcolm Turnbull’s cutsMarch 01, 2017
The AEU’s “I Give a Gonski” Campaign will launch a national bus tour in Adelaide and Brisbane today to highlight the great results Gonski funding is delivering to schools and the threat to students from Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to scrap Gonski after this year. The Adelaide bus will be launched by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, and the Brisbane bus by Queensland Education Minister Kate Jones.
Closing the Gap education targets in jeopardy without full Gonski dollarsFebruary 15, 2017
How can the Prime Minister cut schools funding when the target to halve the gap in reading and numeracy for Indigenous students by 2018 is not on track, Federation President Maurie Mulheron asked today. The Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's Report 2017, published yesterday, states: "The latest data show of the eight areas measured (reading and numeracy for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9), only one (Year 9 numeracy) is on track."
Workload stresses need to be addressed with adequate resourcesFebruary 15, 2017
Rising stress levels among principals has prompted a renewed call from the Australian Education Union for governments to properly resource schools. The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey released by Teachers Health Fund reports the main cause of rising stress levels for principals is the “sheer quantity of administrative work” they are required to perform, plus a lack of time to focus on teaching and learning.
Turnbull’s “Alternative Facts” on schools fundingFebruary 01, 2017
Malcolm Turnbull today repeated the claim that school funding has increased by 50 per cent in the past decade’ in a speech at the Canberra Press Club. This figure is one that has been ‘pulled out of the air’, according to Federation President Maurie Mulheron, and has not been substantiated with any evidence by either the Prime Minister or his Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.
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