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Jewel Topsfield is the education editor at The Age. She was formerly the deputy editor of the National Times and spent three years in the Press Gallery in Canberra, reporting on education, immigration and federal politics. Jewel has been a journalist with The Age since 2004.
Jewel Topsfield Education Editor Former Wales Street Primary principal Chris Sexton has "formally relinquished" his position at the school following a departmental investigation into the exposure of children to asbestos.
Jewel Topsfield Education Editor A grassroots Jewish group will this week call for the resignation of the two most senior members of the Yeshivah Centre and Chabad movement in Melbourne over the child sex abuse scandal in the 1980s...
Jewel Topsfield Victoria's most disadvantaged schools will receive a total of $42.5 million next year to replace the scrapped payments made to low-income families to assist with the cost of uniforms, camps and...
Jewel Topsfield When parents at Altona Primary School received their children's NAPLAN results this week, it came with a note from the ''proud'' grade 3 and 5 teachers.
Jane Lee and Jewel Topsfield A former public school teacher has won a legal battle against the state for failing to prevent him from developing depression after he was forced to teach "low" and "foundation" classes.
Jewel Topsfield The remedial reading program Reading Recovery has failed in New Zealand and needs to be replaced with one that targets children most at risk of failing to learn to read, according to visiting...
Jewel Topsfield Imagine if there was no ideological warfare between public and private schools.
Jewel Topsfield Victorian students at government schools in the country are almost seven months behind city students in reading as early as year three, according to disturbing new research.
Jewel Topsfield The former head of an Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne will be extradited to Australia to face charges of sexually abusing her students.
Jewel Topsfield On Jacqui Beaman's first day at "Sandy," an openly gay student with acrylic nails and a Lady Gaga jumper walked her to class.
Jewel Topsfield Schools that have stopped offering special religious instruction this term will be ordered to provide an explanation after Education Minister Martin Dixon expressed concern they may not be complying...
Jewel Topsfield Almost two-thirds of Victorian state school teachers in their first five years of teaching are on short-term contracts, leading to job uncertainty and high staff turnovers.
Jewel Topsfield A Victorian Labor government would commit $10 million to build a new high school in Richmond.
Jewel Topsfield Imagine a high school in an office block on St Kilda Road. Or one that shares the Victorian College for the Deaf's magnificent bluestone buildings or is located within Essex Street or Horace Petty...
Jewel Topsfield Lunchtime prayer groups and bible studies run by teachers or volunteers have been banned at state schools in Victoria under a new education department policy.
Jewel Topsfield Melbourne University has removed a perceived criticism of the controversial Teach for Australia program from its submission to the federal inquiry into teacher education.
Jewel Topsfield When funding for Thornbury High’s Koori mentorship program was axed the school was faced with two options: lose the tutors and project officer who got indigenous students’ “butts to...
Jewel Topsfield Victorian teachers who leased laptops from the Education Department could be repaid hundreds of dollars if the Australian Education Union wins a court case starting in the Federal Court today.
Jewel Topsfield The Victorian Education Department has been accused of scapegoating a principal who was abruptly removed from a Melbourne primary school after children were exposed to asbestos.
Jewel Topsfield The Victorian government has criticised the quality of teaching degrees, claiming they are not producing teachers that meet schools’ needs.