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Private schools to reap hundreds of thousands in extra payments

Private schools to reap hundreds of thousands in extra payments

Dozens of Sydney independent schools in line to have their funding reduced will instead receive bonus payments.

  • by Jordan Baker

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Minister orders investigation into Canberra school over violence
Child safety

Minister orders investigation into Canberra school over violence

The minister defended her record on school violence amid revelations that complaints had been made about violence at a Canberra school for more than a year.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Climate change is already affecting your school (more than you think)
Canberra

Climate change is already affecting your school (more than you think)

How are Canberra schools adapting to these soaring temperatures?

  • by Sherryn Groch
Children at Canberra school afraid to go to class amid violence
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Canberra

Children at Canberra school afraid to go to class amid violence

At least one child has been hospitalised after more than a year of dangerous incidents at the school and parents say things are only getting worse.

  • by Sherryn Groch
No classrooms, year levels or 'teachers': How to build a school in 2019
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ACT government

No classrooms, year levels or 'teachers': How to build a school in 2019

When Canberra’s newest public school opens its doors on Monday, it will also open a window into the future of education in the capital.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Deals mean fewer schools will meet funding target
School funding

Deals mean fewer schools will meet funding target

The Australian Education Union says public schools will be waiting longer for funding they are due as a result of the latest deals.

  • by Jordan Baker
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This is how much it costs to send a child back to school in Canberra
High school

This is how much it costs to send a child back to school in Canberra

Charities are reporting a record influx of need this year as Canberra families struggle with back to school costs.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Educational giraffe Healthy Harold a winner in Premier's funding blitz
School funding

Educational giraffe Healthy Harold a winner in Premier's funding blitz

Gladys Berejiklian announced extra money for Life Education NSW, which runs a school's health and safety program.

  • by Lisa Visentin
State and territory governments increase funding for private schools
University

State and territory governments increase funding for private schools

Total government spending on each non-government school student rose to $10,644 in 2016-17, up $384 from the year before.

  • by Fergus Hunter
ACT schools well funded but fewer kids from disadvantage reach Year 12
School funding

ACT schools well funded but fewer kids from disadvantage reach Year 12

The ACT still spends a lot per student, but it also ranked among the worst in the country for students of low socioeconomic backgrounds completing Year 12.

  • by Sherryn Groch & Emily Barton
NSW parties pledge more lollipop supervisors, cash for P&Cs, a new school hall
School funding

NSW parties pledge more lollipop supervisors, cash for P&Cs, a new school hall

In a third day of education policy announcements, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Michael Daley were back out there making promises.

  • by Esther Han