Telling your school's Gonski story is easy — and essential for the future of Gonski funding
All schools are being asked to share their school's Gonski story in just 300-350 words.
The stories are needed so the Australian Education Union can publicly document the extent to which Gonski needs-based schools funding has improved learning and teaching outcomes, plus how much more could be achieved with full funding of the final two transition years of the six-year Gonski agreements signed with states and territories.
The information will be published on the I Give a Gonski website, showcasing Gonski is Getting Results stories on a map of Australia.
Publishing the stories is part of the Australian Education Union's campaigning efforts in the lead-up to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in April, where schools funding for 2018 and beyond will be determined.
Currently the Coalition government proposes to drop funding for the last two years of the Gonski funding program (worth $3.8 billion in extra resources in 2018 and 2019).
The published Gonski stories will be evidence to politicians that the needs-based funding model is working and should be fully funded.