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I am writing this in a hotel room in Canberra having spent the day wandering the corridors of Parliament House, accompanied by parents and teachers, dropping in on politicians to argue for a fairer funding model for public schools. It’s a quiet room and as the sun sets, I’m reflecting on the past 40 years.

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Your say: Why NAPLAN must go

It’s time for Australia to carve its own path in education and stop channeling the US. With the digital era upon us and exponential rates of change, critical and creative thinking are the very skills that will successfully take us into the future.

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Join the push for proper resourcing

​Everyone committed to achieving fair funding for public schools has been urged by Federation President Maurie Mulheron to sign up to the Fair Funding Now campaign.

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Association spotlight: Eastern Suburbs Teachers Association

This edition of association spotlight focuses on the Eastern Suburbs Teachers Association.

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Voters in key electorates want fair funding for public schools

The overwhelming majority of voters in 18 key marginal electorates believe federal funding for public school is too low and that funding should be increased straight away, a new poll reveals.

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Together we can make change — sign up to the Fair Funding Now campaign

Fair funding for public schools is the focus of a major campaign launched today by the Australian Education Union.

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Fair funding for public schools campaign to reach all communities

The campaign for fair funding for public schools will ramp up from today, Australian Education Union Federal President Correna Haythorpe said.

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NSW TEACHERS FEDERATION MEDIA RELEASE: PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING MUST BE INCREASED

The NSW Teachers Federation is supporting a major national campaign, launched today in Canberra, to
demand Fair Funding Now for public schools

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Standing-room only at HSC English conference

Today’s HSC English conference was standing-room only and Mark Scott saw firsthand how our membership engages in professional learning opportunities.

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The dawn of teacher unionism among NSW public school teachers

In the early years of the 20th century, growing numbers of teachers began realising that the only path to salary justice was to organise and fight for the right to appear before an independent tribunal.

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Your workplace contacts

​The importance of a collective voice in education is not only vital for teachers but also students, says Port Macquarie teacher Amy Harland.

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2018 Principals’ Conference

Federation’s 2018 Principals’ Conference aimed to help Principals understand and navigate the changing nature of work in schools. In an opening address, President Maurie Mulheron singled out the Department’s Local Schools, Local Decision policy as the primary driver of increased workload in schools.

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Resourcing brings results; calls for review of NAPLAN

Improvements in student outcomes are due to additional resourcing won in the Gonski campaign, not because of NAPLAN testing.

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Guns don’t belong in schools

Gun violence in schools was raised at the Australian Education Union’s annual federal conference, held recently in Melbourne.

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Shoring up support for our Beginning Teachers

With the start of the new school year, Federation has received a number of inquiries about the use of beginning teacher support funds in schools.

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Funding cut set to bite

This was to be the year of a significant school funding uplift, intended to bring hundreds of NSW public schools closer to the minimum Schooling Resource Standard (SRS).

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History Lesson: Teaching in the early days

The earliest teachers in what is now the state of NSW were Aboriginal men and
women. They taught life skills and tribal awareness via ceremony, dance, lore, oral
storytelling and art.

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Policy core threat to public schools

​In the lead up to the March 2019 NSW election, Federation will continue to expose the Department’s Local Schools, Local Decisions policy as the single greatest threat to teacher permanency and high-quality, high-equity public schooling for all students.

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Your workplace contacts

Teaching in a small country community comes with its challenges but mainly rewards for Donna McLaughlan, Fed Rep at Canowindra Public School.

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Turnbull Government’s political ads rip $10m out of school funding

The Federal Education Department has been caught misleading Australian parents over funding of almost $10 million for an advertising campaign with money that should have gone to schools.

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Richest schools get orchestra pits while Turnbull leaves public schools under-resourced

The Australian Education Union’s Federal Conference today condemned the inequitable funding policies of the Turnbull Government that will delivers billions

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