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Toughen up teaching degree entry standards: Grattan


In its long list of recommendations to the next federal government, the Grattan Institute is calling for tougher entry standards into teacher education. Grattan school education program director Peter Goss estimated there has been roughly one review every year, for 40 ...

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Principals directly affect exam results: study


University of Melbourne economists have determined that school principals have a direct impact on students’ scores in standardised testing such as NAPLAN. Using Victorian Education Department public school data, economist Dr Mick Coelli and colleagues found that principals who set clear ...

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UniMelb opens $6.5 million arts education facility

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With endless announcements about new multimillion-dollar STEM facilities opening at Australian universities, arts education has finally received some love. It’s $6.5 million worth of love in fact – the price tag of the University of Melbourne’s new arts education facility. ...

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