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SA Teachers face new registration checks

Tighter screening checks are set to be introduced for those wanting to work in South Australian schools. Education Minister, Jennifer Rankine has said that people who have committed any of a wide range
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South Australia close to signing up to Gonski

Gonski Review Update South Australia is close to signing on to the Federal Government’s schools funding scheme, with Premier Jay Weatherill putting his support firmly behind the Gonski model. But
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Teachers Back State Pay Deal

Australian Education Union members have overwhelmingly endorsed the in-principle deal brokered with the Victorian State Government, last month. All of the 27 regions voted in favour of the deal, which
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NZ to compete for foreign students

New Zealand has announced a multi-million dollar marketing drive to attract more foreign students to its Univesities. Tertiary Education Minister, Steven Joyce, said the NZ government had committed NZ$40
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NAPLAN tests too hard for teachers

MANY teachers do not know how to use data provided by annual assessments of their pupils’ literacy and numeracy ability, despite often criticising the tests themselves, a new report has found. The
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