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Gonski Week (Oct 26 - Nov 1) starts today celebrating the difference Gonski funding is making to schools and the need for governments to provide the full six years of needs-based funding recommended by the Gonski Review.
The AEU has called on new Education Minister Simon Birmingham to meet the Federal Government’s commitment to properly fund all students with disability, not cut funding.
Public schools in the Northern Territory are missing out on millions of dollars in funding due to the Giles Government’s budget cuts and failure to pass on needs-based Gonski funding from the Federal Government.
The Federal Government’s so-called crackdown on dodgy providers in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, will make no improvement to what is a fundamentally broken system.
New Education Minister Simon Birmingham must take action to fix declining entry standards for teaching courses, the AEU said today.
New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must listen to the views of business leaders, community groups and unions at todays’ ‘mini-summit’ in Canberra and commit to funding the full six years of the Gonski reforms.
Students with disability are missing out on funded support in schools, secret data from the Federal Government’s own data collection process shows.
The AEU’s submission to a Senate Inquiry on disability education has called for the Abbott Government to extend support funding to all students with a disability from 2016, and for disability education to be a compulsory part of teaching degrees.
Private training providers must be better regulated to protect students and limits placed on the amount of government funding they can receive, the AEU will tell a Senate Inquiry in Melbourne today.
Today’s National Reform Summit has recognised the value of needs-based Gonski schools funding for Australia’s economic future, and the Abbott Government should follow its lead.
Equitable funding of schools through the needs-based Gonski funding model is the key to continuing economic growth in Australia.
The lack of progress in NAPLAN results and continuing gaps in achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged students show the importance of delivering the full six years of Gonski funding.
The Labor Party’s commitment to needs-based Gonski schools funding, made at its Federal Conference today, is welcome, but needs to be backed with funding for the full six years of the Gonski agreements.
Australia’s political leaders must reach agreement on fully implementing Gonski if they are to lift Australian school performance and must keep TAFEs at the centre of vocational education.
Tony Abbott and State Premiers must use today’s leaders retreat to focus on delivering Gonski funding and stop the planned $30 billion cut in federal funding for education.
A new analysis of schools funding up until 2013 shows the clear need for the full six years of needs- based Gonski funding to close gaps in resources between schools.
Teachers and other professionals working in detention centres must be free to report suspicions of abuse of children without the threat of jail.
The Abbott Government’s plans to abandon needs-based Gonski schools funding will entrench inequity
The Australian Education Union today welcomed the announcement that a Federal Labor Government would guarantee a proportion of vocational education funding to TAFE.
Governments must act to preserve the unique role of TAFEs at the heart of Australia’s vocational training system, the AEU said today.
The Australian Education Union today called on state and territory governments to reject the Abbott Government’s reported proposals to stop funding
The AEU’s submission to the Federal Government’s Review of the Disability Standards in Education calls for more resources for schools and better training
New evidence has emerged confirming huge underfunding of students with disability in schools, the AEU said today.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne now has a chance to move on from his failed Independent Public Schools policy and do something
Education Minister Christopher Pyne is intent on turning the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) into an unrepresentative body