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The Federal Government’s announcement of a cap on VET FEE-HELP funding for next year does not go far enough and the program should be suspended.
The results of the Federal Government’s Literacy and Numeracy test for teaching students shows we need rigorous entry standards for teaching students.
The Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership report into Initial Teacher Education further strengthens the case for minimum entry scores for teaching courses, with more data showing that ATAR scores continue to decline.
The collapse of private training company Vocation, which will affect up to 12,000 students, is another symptom of the crisis in privatised vocational training.
A new OECD report has shown Australian governments spend less on schools than the OECD average, and has higher class sizes.
The AEU has welcomed new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that the Federal Government is “considering” implementing the 5th and 6th years of needs-based Gonski funding.
The AEU has called on all politicians to support the efforts of teachers on World Teachers’ Day by backing the full six years of needs-based Gonski funding for our schools.
Revelations of a blowout in unpaid VET FEE-HELP debt shows the need for a halt to the privatisation of Vocational Education and Training and for guaranteed funding to be delivered to TAFEs.
The Turnbull Government must act on the findings of a new report from the Mitchell Institute which shows the disturbing gaps in achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and the importance of needs-based Gonski funding to address this.
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.