NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, has sparked controversy after banning all NSW public schools from airing a documentary on gay parenting during class time.
Recent indicators in some states suggest existing attendance strategies might not be working as well as planned.
There needs to be less talk of teacher performance and more about what is being done to fix a system in dire need of repair, NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) president, Maurie Mulheron, tells The Educator.
The answer to many of the issues the nation’s education system faces have been in front of the Federal Government’s eyes for years – it just has to heed them, say principals.
Too much attention has been given to reducing class sizes rather than improving students’ academic performance, says NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli.
The Educator examines how an increased focus on mentoring is enhancing teachers’ professional development – and student outcomes.