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NSW Government cuts funding for catch-up school program

Internal documents reveal funding for a COVID catch-up program has been cut by the NSW Government with schools instructed to

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Edtech’s COVID intrusion a taste of the future

The extraordinary surge in the use of edtech in home schooling during the COVID pandemic should be seen as the future in the making” where, at its worst, teachers are classroom managers” in a system led by artificial intelligence (AI), Federation’s Annual Conference was told today.

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The collective spirit of our union will see us through the challenges of 2022

I would like to start by extending a warm welcome to all teachers who are beginning their careers. Like our

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COVID-19 Update

Federation wishes you and your family all the best for 2022, although regrettably this is not the start to the

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Teachers to monitor effectiveness of COVID risk mitigation in schools

The NSW Teachers Federation will closely monitor the effectiveness of Covid risk mitigation measures as thousands of teachers and students

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Early return disrespects teachers

This morning’s announcement by Premier Dominic Perrottet shows once again this Government’s complete disrespect for the teaching profession and the work that they do.

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Return to school – not without risks and challenges

The NSW Government’s decision to bring forward the staggered return to face-to-face teaching in the parts of the state under lockdown and subject to stay-at-home orders is not without risks and not without challenges.

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Part teacher, part parent: life in lockdown

Primary teacher Rebecca Clements recalls a sense of “excitement” in her household during the school holidays before Sydney went into lockdown.

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COVID recovery: consult us, don’t insult us

No one wants kids back in the classroom more than teachers – except for their parents, of course – and such a return must be undertaken when it is safe to do so and in full consultation with the profession.

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Leaders see path out of teacher crisis

Teaching and education leaders presented a strong vision for an end to teacher shortages in NSW and a more equitable and stronger future for public education during a special broadcast to parents and families across the state last night.

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Support for casual members during pandemic restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us, but, in many ways, it is those in precarious employment who are the most affected.

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Time-saving resources for remote learning prep

Looking to save some time as you prepare lessons during lockdown? Check out these resources.

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Teachers rise to the challenge

There is no question that adjusting to remote learning during the current COVID-19 lockdown is affecting all teachers, students and school communities, however, the situation for teachers in schools for specific purposes (SSP) and support units is particularly complex.

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Indian teachers falling victim to COVID

An estimated 1600 teachers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh lost their lives to COVID-19 after being seconded to work as polling officers during elections at the height of the country’s second wave, according to the local teachers’ union.

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G7 girls’ declaration headline

While G7 leaders backed the Girls’ Education Declaration made at the summit in June, financial pledges to the Global Partnership for Education are below the amount needed to ensure the most vulnerable have access to education.

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While some teachers gain priority shots, Federation fights for all

Teachers in lockdown LGAs gain priority vaccination slots – Federation vows to continue efforts to achieve the prioritisation of ALL teachers in the vaccination roll-out.

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Vaccinations – the key to successfully managing our way out of the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, every action of the NSW Teachers Federation has been informed by our responsibility to protect, as far as possible, the health and safety of our members and our school communities.

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Consult profession over back-to-school roadmap, President tells COVID inquiry

Federation has condemned the Department of Education’s decision to hire a consultant from KPMG without any experience in school operations or public health to design a back-to-school plan for NSW in the place of consulting with teachers.

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Take a lockdown excursion

Lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t take your students to study a coastal rockpool, look at the lives of child convicts or explore the cultural landscape of Kakadu National Park.

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NSW Teachers Federation Statement On Year 12 Announcement

On the issue of the Government’s revised announcement regarding the face-to-face return of year 12 students

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NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union of Australia NSW/ACT on the face-to-face return of Year 12 students

Government and non-government school teachers have today called for a delay in the face-to-face return of Year 12 students.

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