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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

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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Australian Academy of Science releases STEM education wish list

STEM education is the Australian Academy of Science’s number one election priority, as per a policy statement released yesterday. Unveiled by academy president professor Andrew Holmes during a speech in Canberra, the group of distinguished scientists’ objectives include getting Australian schools’ students into the ...

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Opinion: OT reforms would lead to unis playing ducks and drakes

National Tertiary Education Union industrial relations claim threatens the demise of the academy and international competitiveness. Academic staff at Australian Universities enjoy flexible working hours and freedom to pursue their research and intellectual interests within their disciplines with only minimal ...

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