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'We've reached a tipping point': Students swing back to state schools

'We've reached a tipping point': Students swing back to state schools

Victorian families are increasingly choosing state schools over a private education, with the shift back to the government sector set to continue for at least another five years.

  • by Henrietta Cook

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More money for teachers and kids with disability in this year's ACT budget
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More money for teachers and kids with disability in this year's ACT budget

A key focus of the $54.3 million funding boost will be on professional development and mentoring for teachers.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Brisbane school under fire after shave order results in boy cutting himself
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Brisbane school under fire after shave order results in boy cutting himself

The boy suffered cuts after a teacher handed him a razor, and his father is angry he did not get to share a special father-son moment with his child.

  • by Amy Mitchell-Whittington
'Something needs to be done about this': Inspired student's award-winning robot
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'Something needs to be done about this': Inspired student's award-winning robot

Building an autonomous robotic window cleaner for high-rise buildings while he was doing his HSC has won Oliver Nicholls a global science and engineering award.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
The Canberra schools bursting at seams, and those less than half full
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The Canberra schools bursting at seams, and those less than half full

New ACT school capacity figures reveal uneven enrolments in both north and south.

  • by Sherryn Groch & Markus Mannheim
Bungled Ultranet system cost up to $240m. Now three have been charged
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Bungled Ultranet system cost up to $240m. Now three have been charged

Three people, including the CEO of an ASX-listed company, have been charged over their involvement in a botched school IT project, which cost taxpayers up to $240 million.

  • by Henrietta Cook
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Gonski is backing proven reforms
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Gonski is backing proven reforms

There's been plenty of misinformation about the recommendations in the latest Gonski report. Here's what it

  • by Ken Boston
'There is a real need': This school's worrying hidden statistics
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'There is a real need': This school's worrying hidden statistics

We’ve all heard of sponsoring a child in a third-world country, but what about one closer to home, in a Victorian state school?

  • by Henrietta Cook
Dump science, history from K-3 curriculum, says Gonski adviser
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Dump science, history from K-3 curriculum, says Gonski adviser

One of the authors of Gonski 2.0 says the early primary curriculum should be stripped back to maths and English.

  • by Jordan Baker
Chabad ACT applies to run Canberra's first Jewish school
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Chabad ACT applies to run Canberra's first Jewish school

More than 640 Canberrans identified as Jewish in the most recent Census. Now, there could be a Jewish school.

  • by Emily Baker
Major fire could delay Parramatta's two new schools
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Major fire could delay Parramatta's two new schools

There has been a major fire at the Parramatta Public School building that students were moved out of this year to make room for two new schools.

  • by Pallavi Singhal