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OECD report poses challenges to funding plan: unions

The latest OECD Education at a Glance 2017 report adds strong evidence to calls for increasing investment in public schools, posing serious challenges for the low-growth trajectory of the Federal Government’s schools funding plan, according to the Australian Education Union.

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Performance tests for teachers

The Federal Government has announced all new teachers will need to pass a performance test before they can graduate in 2018.

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How Australian students can improve their health: research

Southern Cross University physical education and health expert Dr Brendon Hyndman says children and teenagers are avoiding unappealing outdoor spaces such as empty grassed areas, courts and fixed facilities that may not have changed or been updated for months or even years.

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How to be mindful without meditating

Mindfulness meditation offers us a way of staying focused and present, but there are other activities that prove just as effective, writes Cat Lamb & Erin Hoare, of the Institute of Positive Education. Read more

ACEL New Voice Scholarships recognised

Sixteen educators have been recognised by the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) in the organisation’s ‘New Voice’ scholarships.

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