Making news this week, Labor commits to full Gonski funding, beating the back to school blues and P-Tech comes to Australia.
Federal Education Minister, Simon Birmingham, has responded to Labor’s announcement today that it would honour the full six years of the needs-based Gonski funding model.
Bill Shorten has taken to social media ahead of his first election-year policy announcement to promise the “largest school funding boost in two generations”.
While the school system must do more to raise the literacy and numeracy levels of underperforming students, it is not designed to help students retain those skills, writes AHISA CEO, Beth Blackwood.
The Australian Education Union (AEU) is calling for Federal Government to lift teaching standards.
Full implementation of the Gonski model could be easily financed by a potential savings pool of $34bn, says a major public school advocate.