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Art teachers draw inspiration in crisis

As classes shifted online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, visual arts teachers faced additional challenges in the pursuit of curriculum continuity for their students.

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Media release: Valuing the teaching profession – an independent inquiry

Valuing the teaching profession – an independent inquiry will begin public hearings on Monday 31 August in Sydney and continue until Thursday 10 September.

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Equal Pay Day 2020

Today marks the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women, on average, must work to earn the same as men in that year.

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TAFE’s $92bn benefit to economy

TAFE has provided a $92.5 billion benefit to the Australian economy, according to a new report that recommends a further $2.5 billion investment in wage subsidies for apprentices to help stem the collapse in new positions.

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Program helps schools SOAR above racism

The results of a pilot program to mitigate racism in schools found it gave students the confidence and knowledge to intervene to address racist behaviour.

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Your say: Learn from our First Peoples

This is an appeal to good Australians; people with good hearts and open minds who want a better future for our children and grandchildren.

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Effects of pandemic hit refugee students most

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every country around the world.

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Wear It Purple Day celebrates 10 years!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Wear It Purple Day, an initiative set up by young people to recognise that LGBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) young people have the right to be who they are, and can be proud of who they are.

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From the Heart: What you can do

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a profound call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples for constitutional change and structural reform in their relationship with Australia

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Action gave way to action

The findings of the Vinson Inquiry handed down in 2002 had far-reaching effects for NSW teachers.

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Equity funding and principal release under threat

2020 is the second year that small schools have received additional teaching principal release time.

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Young People from Refugee and Migrant Backgrounds with Disabilities

What are the main issues and concerns raised by young CALD people living with a disability?

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On principle: Old guard forms rear guard

A group of retired principals who have seen previous NSW governments’ attempts to introduce contracts for principals have rallied to prevent the same agenda in the modern era.

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Student climate activists continue to lead from the front

The national network of school student climate activists, School Strike 4 Climate Australia, has begun planning their next mass action, the Build our Future: Climate Justice & Jobs National Day of Action on Friday 25 September.

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Proposed Education Bill has wide reaching ramifications

Legislation was recently introduced in the NSW Parliament that seeks to change the way teachers support the wellbeing of students and the subject material that can be covered in classes.

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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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Book reviews

The Hollow Tree, Booms, Busts & Bushfires and Who’s Minding the Farm

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Passionate allies connect to make a difference in the world

​Federation colleagues with an interest in unity, climate, habitat and global affairs can join with members who have similar concerns via the union’s Peace, Environment and International Issues Special Interest Group.

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In this crisis, Federation has you covered

Much of the business of Federation in 2020 has centred on the issues and concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, largely unravelling the conflicting and confusing decisions and advice emanating from the state and federal governments at the height of the crisis.

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Theatre reviews

If times were normal, I would be driving home from Sydney after seeing two shows. I would also be writing about seven shows I had seen since my last column.

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Online safety

International research has identified that women and girls are subjected to very high levels of online abuse simply because they are women.

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