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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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New report reveals NSW Government is overfunding private schools to the tune of $850 million.

A new report, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation and to be presented to Federation’s Annual Conference today, has discovered the NSW Government is overfunding private schools in NSW by almost $850 million, while choosing to under-fund public schools by $2 billion every single year.

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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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Federation to push all political parties to address climate emergency

Delegates have endorsed the roll out of a campaign to seek policy commitments from the major parties on how they will address the global climate emergency in the lead up to the March 2023 State Election.

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International panel reaffirms solidarity between global educators

Four esteemed international educators shared their insights on a range of topics concerning the Asia-Pacific region on the second day of Annual Conference.

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Ensuring a world class public education system for NSW.

Delegates at Annual Conference have reaffirmed Federation’s commitment to ensuring the NSW government meets its obligations to provide highly qualified, specialised, professional and well-paid teachers, and a well-resourced, world class public education system for all students in NSW public schools.

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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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14 initial teacher education students awarded $4000 Federation scholarships

The union awarded 14 Future Teacher Scholarships in a presentation at Annual Conference today (Sunday).

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Inquiry head made education champion

The work of Dr Geoff Gallop AC, who chaired an independent inquiry into the teaching profession in NSW, has been recognised by Federation, naming him its 2022 Champion of Public Education.

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Achieving excellence through early childhood education and sound system-wide staffing

Federation will seek commitments from all major political parties regarding an expanded public preschool provision, improvements to school staffing, an increase in permanent teacher allocation and a strong and effective non-school based teaching service in the run up to the state election in March 2023, delegates affirmed at Annual Conference.

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Strategic plan approved for NSW election

Federation Annual Conference today approved a comprehensive plan to build broad community understanding” of the central planks of the More Than Thanks campaign, leading up to the March 2023 state election.

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Voices from the regions too loud for the government to ignore

Yesterday’s actions covered all corners of the state, from Tweed Heads to the ACT and all the way out to Broken Hill.

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Teachers jam Sydney CBD as unified strike covers state

More than 20,000 teachers from NSW public and Catholic schools marched on NSW Parliament this morning to protest wages, workloads and staff shortages in a united front not seen for 26 years.

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Principals and teachers strike over shortages

Principals and teachers from government and Catholic schools in NSW are striking today over the worsening teacher shortages which are affecting the education of children across the state.

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Tens of thousands of teachers send Premier a strong message on workload and salaries

Teachers from Government and Catholic schools in NSW took strike action across NSW and the ACT today, calling on the NSW Government to urgently act on the teacher shortage and its underlying cause – uncompetitive salaries and unsustainable workloads.

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HSC students stuck in classes of over 50 students due to the teacher shortages

Teachers and principals have reported mass disruptions to student learning in NSW public schools due to worsening teacher shortages.

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Federation welcomes Opposition Leader’s commitment to build more public preschools

The NSW Teachers Federation has today welcomed Opposition Leader Chris Minns’s announcement that a Labor State Government will provide a preschool for every new public primary school as well as building 100 extra public preschools in its first term.

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When you fail teachers, you fail children

We are in serious danger of burning out a generation of teachers, lost through overwork and disenchantment with the way their focus is constantly taken from their students to a mind-numbing amount of administration and compliance work. They also see a government in denial, unwilling to stand up for the profession or address the root causes of the shortages: the uncompetitive salaries and crippling workloads that are turning people away from teaching.

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A time for healing: Refugee Week 2022

While most of the world ground to a halt under the closures, lockdowns and restrictions of the COVID pandemic, the misery and danger for refugees mounted unabated.

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Public and Catholic school teachers to strike on 30 June

The decision to take 24-hour joint strike action on 30 June was made after a historic joint meeting between the executives of the NSW Teachers Federation and the Independent Education Union of Australia (NSW/ACT).

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Federation welcomes NSW Government’s commitment to universal pre-kindergarten for all children

The NSW Teachers Federation has today welcomed the Government’s announcement to invest more than $5.8 billion over 10 years to introduce universal pre-kindergarten for all children in NSW by 2030.

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