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Just 52% of students in year 10 are meeting the minimum standard required in ICT. from www.shutterstock.com Australian teenagers are increasingly struggling to achieve the basic level required in information and communications technology (ICT). In 2014, only around half (52%) of students in Year 10 achieved the minimum standard of […]

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We need to understand that some students make faster progress than others. AAP Every year, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) reveals stark inequalities in student achievement in literacy and numeracy across Australian schools. While recent results showed some improvements around the nation, serious performance gaps remain between […]

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We need to do more to ensure teaching is an attractive profession. from www.shutterstock.com In recent debates about Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores we have lost sight of what matters most: the recruitment of high-quality candidates to ensure a strong teaching profession. Teaching has a recruitment problem much more […]

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Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools. from www.shutterstock.com Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools. It’s an issue that has been ongoing for years, with reports showing that little has improved since 2002. Exclusion practices – dubbed as “gatekeeping” […]