Read about the affirming experiences Fair Funding Now volunteers are having on the campaign trail. A decision of the Education Council marks progress in the campaign to ultimately replace NAPLAN. New incentives to retain teachers outlined. Find out what your workplace can do to assist the campaign for the provision of permanent, fully funded, in-built relief for teachers in schools.
Progress towards NAPLAN reformSeptember 22, 2018
The campaign to review and ultimately replace the NAPLAN assessment has achieved further gains in recent weeks, with the Education Council releasing a communique stating that state and territory education ministers had agreed that the 2018 NAPLAN test results will not be published on the MySchool website, with any further decisions to be taken at the council’s December meeting.
Quick chats a positive experienceSeptember 18, 2018
Community members are receptive to conversations about funding for public schools, teachers participating in Fair Funding Now! week of action activities reported.
New incentives to attract and retain teachersSeptember 19, 2018
Federation has continued to campaign for increased levels of funding and strategies to attract and retain teachers at rural and remote public schools in NSW.
Community demands guarantee Bega TAFE is not for saleSeptember 13, 2018
A community meeting has demanded a guarantee from the Berejiklian Government that the Bega TAFE College will not be sold.
Shift in work tasks vital to prioritise learningSeptember 24, 2018
The report on teachers’ workload states: “Teachers’ autonomy is seen to be an indicator of professional respect and is an integral element in professional roles where contradictory and conflicting demands require freedom to manage these within complete professional roles.”
Call to retain public school landSeptember 20, 2018
The NSW Government recently announced the construction of a new primary school and high school on the Meadowbank TAFE site to “cater for the community’s growing number of families”.
Achieving equality with long-lasting benefitsSeptember 23, 2018
There’s a story I’ve heard many times from a formidable leader in the specialist education field. The story is of twin students.
Bringing Country to the classroomSeptember 13, 2018
Inverell High School is proud of its Aboriginal Studies course, one the school believes has fostered a deeper and more authentic relationship between the school and the local Aboriginal community.
Banks targetted in TAFE campaignSeptember 16, 2018
The federal electorate of Banks was the main focus of a targeted week of action in the continuing Stop TAFE Cuts campaign.
Stokes gets daily mail on shortageSeptember 22, 2018
Education Minister Rob Stokes is now hearing on a daily basis — school-by-school — the effect of the casual teacher shortage.
Teachers to have say on designSeptember 24, 2018
The unregulated approach to school infrastructure projects is to come to a halt.
Paper PlaneSeptember 13, 2018
We usually have a pile of tissue boxes stacked on top of the filing cabinets in our office, but last week the supply dried up. Unfortunately, our noses did not. We have been under siege with germs and sickness and the tissue crisis is indicative of this.
Disability campaign mounts ahead of electionsSeptember 17, 2018
Federation is responding to the joint needs of students with disability and their teachers at every campaigning level, as advocacy intensifies ahead of the state and federal elections.
Teachers voices must be heard in curriculum reviewSeptember 23, 2018
Teachers are the experts in terms of developing, implementing and reviewing the curriculum.
Association Spotlight: Temora Teachers AssociationSeptember 19, 2018
Our population in Temora is 4000 in town and 7000 in the shire, with Ariah Park also a part of our shire.
Your workplace contactsSeptember 15, 2018
Richard Meyers has been the Fed Rep at Wetherill Park TAFE, in Sydney’s west, for about 15 years and has found that patience and persistence are key to success in the role.
Coalition’s corrupt school funding proposal lacks fairnessSeptember 21, 2018
The Morrison Government’s funding deal for Catholic and independent schools fails to address the urgent needs of public school students in NSW.
Petition for new PM calls for fair fundingSeptember 14, 2018
Sutherland Teachers Association and community members have hand-delivered a Fair Funding Now! petition to the electorate office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
New OECD report reveals the real cost of Morrison govt education cutsSeptember 12, 2018
Australian teachers are teaching larger classes and working significantly more hours than their colleagues overseas, while public funding for education as a percentage of total government expenditure is falling, according to a new report.
Government admits to drop in TAFE enrolmentsSeptember 10, 2018
NSW Budget Estimates hearings have revealed a further drop in TAFE enrolments, when Minister for TAFE Adam Marshall faced difficult questions about his government’s failed Smart and Skilled policy.
State plan to set high standards for graduate teachersSeptember 03, 2018
Federation welcomes the announcement by NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to raise the bar for graduate teachers and protect high teaching standards.
Gaining strength through women’s storiesSeptember 17, 2018
The report for the first Women’s Conference in 1978 in the Education journal included an article by Jennie George who wrote, in reference to sexism, what it means and how it operates.
Demands for superannuation reformsSeptember 18, 2018
Federation has called on government to implement initiatives requiring all superannuation funds to be more transparent and accountable.
Council Report: 15 September 2018September 20, 2018
As we celebrate the centenary of the Federation, it has been an opportunity to reflect on the democratic traditions of the union.
Emboldened by union experienceSeptember 14, 2018
Everyone I worked with at Federation’s head office in Surry Hills during my two-week stint as an Anna Stewart Officer was incredibly generous with their time and energy, making me feel welcome and encouraged.
New leadership course for womenSeptember 19, 2018
Federation has introduced a new course for women to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake leadership positions at various levels.
Retired Teachers Association newsSeptember 12, 2018
Have you recently retired from teaching or are you close to retiring? Retiring Federation members can maintain their interest in education by joining the Retired Teachers Association.
NSW public school system: only the best will doSeptember 21, 2018
Federation has been at the forefront of demanding that governments at federal and state level ensure that rigorous academics standards are applied at the point of entry into initial teacher education.
Election opportunity for salary justiceSeptember 21, 2018
The NSW election next March provides an opportunity to highlight the need for pay justice, school infrastructure spending and additional permanent positions from equity funds.
Film reviewSeptember 11, 2018
Ladies in Black, Don’t worry, he won’t get far on foot, Three Identical Strangers, Ghost Hunter 20/9, Leave No Trace
Book ReviewsSeptember 17, 2018
From Little Things Big Things Grow, Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases, Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsSeptember 14, 2018
What’s this Montepulciano all about? The 2017 Calabria Montepulciano — firstly, let me state what an excellent wine this is.
Regional rainbow eventSeptember 15, 2018
Federation took part in Newcastle’s first LGBTIQ Pride weekend as an opportunity to expand its actions outside greater Sydney.
Wear It Purple DaySeptember 16, 2018
Federation celebrated Wear It Purple Day with plenty of purple and rainbows on the last Friday in August.
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