Your union: 60,000 strong and growingDecember 31, 2017
A consistent focus on the recruitment of new members has resulted in significant membership growth in 2017.
Time to meet the needDecember 15, 2017
Every day the capacity of our schools to do the very best by our students is compromised by a lack of resources.
SONiA gig to celebrate marriage equality lawDecember 12, 2017
From the Sydney Opera House to bomb shelters in the Middle East and now Teachers Federation House in Surry Hills, multi-faceted artist SONiA will perform a special concert for Federation to celebrate the passage through Parliament of the marriage equality legislation.
Number of overfunded private schools set to double while disadvantaged students miss outDecember 11, 2017
New figures obtained by the Australian Education Union under Freedom of Information confirm the Turnbull Government’s schools funding model, the so-called Gonski 2.0, will leave public schools significantly under-funded in 2018 and beyond.
Something to get steamed up aboutDecember 01, 2017
I have a problem with STEM. There’s something missing. Now, let me be clear. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are vital areas of the curriculum. No argument. Students should be encouraged into these subjects.
Hasten slowly and stay in chargeDecember 01, 2017
Many years ago, as a young teacher in the late 1970s, I read an article about Japan and mathematics teaching in relation to what was then new technology — the overhead projector. It may have been apocryphal, but I still found the story to be thought provoking. The article told of a local school district in Japan that had decided to replace, with unforeseen consequences, all the blackboards with overhead projectors complete with scrolling plastic film on which teachers were to write.
Supporting teachers for equityDecember 01, 2017
Action manual for school reviewsDecember 01, 2017
Federation is pursuing member concerns regarding School Development Reviews and External Validation. Both of these procedures arise from the School Excellence Policy.