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Australia: Chisholm mum pleads with Education Directorate for special needs transport

Australia/ February 13, 2018/By: Emily Baker/Source: http://www.smh.com.au Duffy Primary was the best fit for Allan Liang. Autism Spectrum Australia felt it, and so did his mum, Nancy Ju. It’s a 20-minute drive from their Chisholm home but Allan, now nine, is thriving in Duffy’s learning support unit. He’s made great progress. But Ms Ju is desperate for help […]

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Australia: Closing the Gap targets in childhood mortality and early education back on track

Australia/February 13, 2018/By: Paul Karp/ Source: https://www.theguardian.com  Three of seven key targets to reduce Indigenous disadvantage are on track to be met – but four still lagging after 10 years. Three of the seven Closing the Gap targets were met in the past year compared with just one a year earlier, with the national childhood mortality and […]

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The Education State? Students lag behind state government goals

By: Henrietta Cook The performance of Victorian students has gone backwards since the Andrews government set ambitious targets as part of its Education State agenda. New figures obtained by The Age also reveal that parents’ trust in the state school system has taken a hit, with only 51.7 per cent reporting high levels of confidence in the sector. […]

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Australian Education Union SA branch calls for two years of preschool

Australia / 24 de enero de 2018 / Por: Tim Williams / Fuente: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ PROVIDING two years of preschool, initially for the most vulnerable children and eventually for all, must be on the next state government’s agenda, the teachers’ union says. The Australian Education Union’s SA branch has released a position paper that is both an election […]

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Pay of Australian university heads called into question after UK protest

Australia/Enero de 2018/Fuente: The Guardian Resumen: Los australianos deberían cuestionar cuánto ganan los vicerrectores de la universidad, ha declarado el ministro de educación, en medio de la controversia en el Reino Unido sobre el “escandaloso” salario del vicerrector de la Universidad de Bath, que era solo la mitad del equivalente mejor pagado de Australia. Simon […]

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Australia: Students’ skills ‘no issue’ for employers

Fuente: The Australian Resumen: Las universidades y académicos han rechazado las afirmaciones de que algunos graduados están mal preparados para el trabajo, acusando al ministro de Educación, Simon Birmingham, de usar las tasas de deserción estudiantil como “forraje político” y cuestionando cómo los recientes recortes de fondos de $ 2,200 millones mejorarán el sector. El […]

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Brisbane is Australia’s most expensive city for faith-based education

Australia/January 16, 2018/By: Felicity Caldwell/Source: http://www.watoday.com.au Brisbane is Australia’s most expensive city for a faith-based education, according to research released on Tuesday. The ASG Planning for Education Index predicts it will cost $251,866 to put a child born in 2018 through a Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Buddhist, Islamic or Hindu school in Brisbane. The cost jumped […]

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