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Educators not too noble to be questioned, warns NSW Education Minister”

But NSW Teachers Federation boss Angelo Gavrielatos said the government was the one failing to fulfil its responsibilities to students. Ms Mitchell’s comments come as Professor Geoff Gallop, author of an independent, federation-commissioned inquiry into teachers’ work, said working conditions were preventing teachers from working as effectively as they could….

NSW dumps ‘untimed’ education proposal to let students progress at their own pace”

The NSW Curriculum Review, which was billed as the biggest in 30 years and involved two years of consultation and preparation, made three key recommendations when it was handed down last June: cutting content, streamlining the HSC, and ‘untimed syllabuses’. Professor Geoff Masters, the review’s chair, said untimed syllabuses would…

Curriculum strong on Indigenous heritage but weak on Western tradition: paper

The national curriculum, implemented in 2015, is to be reviewed periodically. The first of those reviews is under way, and Dr Mueller said it was an opportunity to recast civics and citizenship as the guiding theme that unified all the different subjects and made it “truly, distinctively Australian”. At present,…

‘Gold standard’ HSC exams cost almost $100 million a year

One-third of the cost – almost $33 million – involved paying teachers to mark. One-fifth involved logistics, while exam supervisors cost $8.7 million and the writing of the tests and marking criteria added up to $6 million. Other costs – including IT, administration and human resources – were $29.9 million….

NSW regional education plan to improve outcomes for kids in the bush

An initial plan was released in 2018 but had to be significantly reworked in response to the impact of natural disasters and the pandemic. The government says the updated plan will identify emerging sectors and future industries for investment, 50 new priorities to drive long-term stimulus and set out a…

Study reveals no advantage to holding kids back from kindergarten

Loading “My eldest is thriving,” she said. Her second, who turns five in June, begins school on Monday. “I looked at her and thought: ‘you’re ready’.” Parents of children born from January to July angst over whether to send their children to school, or delay for a year. In NSW…

Do teacher shortages make education a good career option?

Loading Earlier this week, the NSW Teachers Federation revealed that schools in regional NSW are scrambling to find staff, with some principals now turning to social media to fill positions. One principal took to Twitter to invite “anyone who wants to have a crack at teaching science and is an…