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ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?
Analysis
Analysis

ACT schools are Australia's most advantaged, so why are they falling behind?

Canberra's socioeconomic advantage has long masked the true state of its school system. We asked experts why our schools lag behind.

  • by Sherryn Groch

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'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence
Workplace safety

'I couldn't protect the other kids': Teachers speak out on violence

On average, six teachers report violence in Canberra classrooms every day, and some say their pleas for help are still going unheeded.

  • by Sherryn Groch
ACT government to release long-awaited housing plan on Monday
ACT government

ACT government to release long-awaited housing plan on Monday

Under the plan, 151 dwellings will be offered to community housing providers through an open tender process.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
Ombudsman reveals failings in ACT's response to reportable conduct
Child abuse

Ombudsman reveals failings in ACT's response to reportable conduct

A teacher accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a student sparked the first investigation by the ombudsman into the territory's reportable conduct scheme.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Number of teachers on leave due to violence, bullying triples in ACT
Workplace

Number of teachers on leave due to violence, bullying triples in ACT

WorkSafe has now taken action against the ACT government for failing to protect teachers from violence.

  • by Sherryn Groch
WorkSafe launches action against ACT government over school assaults
Workplace safety

WorkSafe launches action against ACT government over school assaults

A pregnant support worker was punched repeatedly in the stomach by a student, a teacher was hospitalised and another was left in harm's way for months.

  • by Sherryn Groch
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ACT public housing demand forecasts not updated for six years
Canberra

ACT public housing demand forecasts not updated for six years

Public housing advocates have previously cited concerns the level of demand may be much greater than estimated.

  • by Daniel Burdon
'Like Stanford prison experiment': Principal slams NAPLAN as damaging
Naplan

'Like Stanford prison experiment': Principal slams NAPLAN as damaging

A Canberra principal said he is tempted to steal the NAPLAN papers each year to protect his students from anxiety caused by the test.

  • by Sherryn Groch
NAPLAN should be cause for reflection, not hysteria
Opinion
Opinion

NAPLAN should be cause for reflection, not hysteria

Canberra's worrying NAPLAN results are a chance for us to improve our education services, not seek blame elsewhere.

  • by The Canberra Times
'Broke my heart': Canberra principals join calls to replace NAPLAN
Canberra

'Broke my heart': Canberra principals join calls to replace NAPLAN

Canberra principals say NAPLAN data is too slow to help in classrooms but testing causes significant disruption and anxiety.

  • by Sherryn Groch
Canberra Now: Inquiry launched at ACT Health and Qbn cop shortage
Canberra

Canberra Now: Inquiry launched at ACT Health and Qbn cop shortage

Plus pictures of Canberra's favourite cheetah cub!

  • by Sherryn Groch