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Disadvantaged students set to benefit

The Federal Government’s High Achieving Teachers Program will see high-achieving university graduates, including those with a STEM degree and those from a regional background, recruited to teach in disadvantaged schools.

NAPLAN 2018 National Report released

The 2018 NAPLAN National Report, published by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, has revealed significant cumulative gains in various domains since the testing was introduced in 2008.

AITSL Stakeholder Survey now open

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership has launched its 2019 Stakeholder Survey, providing the opportunity for teachers, school leaders and the entire education sector to voice their views.

WEBINAR: Creating a digitally-ready workforce

How do we create a digitally-ready workforce? A digital-ready workforce starts at the educational level. But how do educators prepare their students for the future when technology is constantly changing, and the digital skill sets we have today are likely to be outdated in the next 5 to 10 years?

Phonics-first test not the answer

Acknowledging and respecting that children are capable and confident learners, Professor of English Curriculum and Literacies Education at Griffith University and experienced classroom teacher, Beryl Exley, says we don’t need a phonics-first and nationally mandated synthetic phonics check in the early years.