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Is higher pay key to boosting teacher quality?

Australia’s top teachers should earn higher wages and top school-leavers receive yearly scholarships to study teaching, according to a new Grattan Institute report that examines ways to boost teacher quality and student performance.

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Boosting education opportunities for disadvantaged students

State Schools’ Relief, a Victorian not for profit, has established a partnership with Victorian furniture retailer Schoolfurn, to provide 150 study packages to underprivileged primary and secondary students across the state, so they have a functional space to complete their homework and school assignments at home.

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Teacher exchange program hits Australia

A US based teacher exchange program will carry out its first recruitment in Australia and New Zealand in several years, giving local teachers the opportunity to share experiences from their home nation with students on the other side of the globe.

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Promoting respectful relationships

During the Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association (WAPPA) Annual Conference, WA Education and Training Minister, Sue Ellery, announced a new set of protocols to encourage open and respectful communication between schools, students and parents across the state.

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Autonomy and accountability

Andrew Pierpoint, President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (ASPA), and Dr Amanda Heffernan, Monash University Lecturer in Leadership, discuss their current research on school leader autonomy.

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Primary schools awarded for going green

Seven primary schools across Australia have won their share of cash and prizes as part of a nationwide competition that encouraged students to get crafty, while focussing on this year’s environmental theme.

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