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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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Ensuring the highest quality public education

Delegates have endorsed a plan for Senior Officers to develop a campaign to build support for a new bilateral agreement, which will include enough funding to ensure all public schools are funded at 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS).

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Rorris illuminates government overfunding of private schools

A new report authored by senior economist Adam Rorris has revealed the NSW Government is overfunding NSW private schools by almost $850 million, while choosing to underfund public schools by $2 billion every single year.

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Coalition’s $10bn in sweeteners for private schools while public schools remain underfunded.

The Coalition Government has shelled out more than $10 billion in special deals to private schools during its time in office while 99 per cent of public schools have gone underfunded, a new report has revealed.

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Federal funding shortfall exposed at Principals’ Conference

More than 250 public school principals gathered at Federation’s auditorium in Sydney on Friday, 24 March, to discuss education policy

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Core of Gonski is our nation’s future

A decade on from Gonski, an architect of the reforms said the model can be refloated when political, business and

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It’s time for the Government to make wellbeing in schools a priority

​A long period of drought, catastrophic fires and a disrupted school year amid the uncertainty, fear and anxiety attached to the COVID-19 pandemic has made for a perfect storm as far as the mental health of young people is concerned.

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Announcement fails to recognise student need

The NSW Teachers Federation today described the 2021 budget for public schools as disappointing, saying it failed to provide the additional funding necessary to support students and counter the impact of a global pandemic.

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Public schools lose out again

An independent report has revealed Australian public schools will miss out on $19 billion in funding over the next four years as the sector was completely overlooked in Tuesday’s federal Budget while private schools continue to be overfunded by $1 billion.

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Report reveals funding crisis for public schools

New analysis of ACARA data shows the funding gap between public and private schools has widened under the Morrison Government’s funding legislation and special deals for private schools.

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Experts discuss crisis recovery

The requirement for remote, or online, learning during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the public education system in Australia to opportunistic edtech companies that have been waiting in the wings.

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Media release: A cruel blow for students as Govt threatens school funding

The Berejiklian Government must not be allowed to use students as pawns in its attempt to impose a wage freeze across the public sector.

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TAFE funding central to commonwealth’s VET response

The urgent restoration of billions of dollars cut from TAFE funding must be central to the Morrison Government’s response to a Productivity Commission report on the vital vocational education and training (VET) sector.

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Media release: Government-fuelled largesse – it’s obscene

Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos says revelations of the “billion dollar private school building boom” further expose defenceless funding priorities of state and federal governments.

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Political and natural disasters: both bad for communities

There are very few national institutions with the reach of TAFE.

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Deal is slush fund for rich schools

A federal parliamentary hearing has confirmed investigations by the Australian Education Union that the Morrison Government’s $1.2 billion Choice and Affordability Fund is the antithesis of needs-based funding — it’s a slush fund for private schools

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Falling GDP spend on education magnified in new OECD figures

New figures released this month in a snapshot of education jurisdictions around the world underline the grim extent of the Morrison Government’s cuts to public school funding.

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Market-goers share TAFE success stories, fear consequences of funding cuts

Terrific stories about how TAFE can change people’s lives were revealed by locals at the Riverside Markets in Kempsey on Saturday, Federation TAFE Organiser Adam Curlis said.

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Turnbull Government fails to deliver funding certainty for preschools

​The Turnbull Government has again failed to commit to long-term funding for preschools after it announced it will extend funding for the sector only up to the end of 2019.

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