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Overwhelming response to workload survey

Federation thanks the more than 18,200 members who responded to the survey “Understanding work in schools – the foundation for teaching and learning”, which closed on 26 March.

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Change afoot as NSW Government responds to Disability Inquiry recommendations

The Berejiklian Government has tabled its response to the recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Students with a Disability or Special Needs in NSW.

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Proficient and committed

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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Enhanced school staffing entitlements

Significant improvements to school staffing entitlements will be one of the priority policy objectives of Federation in the lead up to the March 2019 state election.

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Federal Government slow to respond on TAFE report

The Federal Government has paid little more than lip service to a raft of recommendations for TAFE made by the Standing Committee on Education and Employment in a report it tabled three-and-a-half years ago.

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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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Council Report: 17 March 2018

Federation’s March Council was briefed about the Fair Funding Now campaign launched in Canberra on 27 March to turn back the Turnbull Government’s cuts to schools when it tore up the national funding agreement with the states.

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Change the Rules campaign

​The May Day marches in Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle will focus on the combined union campaign to “Change the Rules”.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Retired Teachers Association news

​Attack on unions, ABC equals quality, Art gallery visit, Alana Valentine presentation plus more.

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Sam Lewis Peace Prize winners

Year 1 students at Canley Vale Public School have won Federation’s Sam Lewis Peace and Environment Award with their short film called the “Kindness Project”.

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Stop TAFE Cuts campaign update

Federation members continue to campaign against the federal and state governments’ failed vocational education policies.

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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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Students eagerly await learning time in cultural centre

​Briar Road Public School’s Cultural Centre has been a labour of love for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff that is paying off for students at the south Campbelltown school.

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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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Information for Members affected by bushfires

The Federation offers its support to teachers and schools in the areas affected by the devastating bushfires in Tathra. The NSW Teachers Federation is aware that a number of teachers live in the area and may have lost their homes and/or suffered damage to property as a result of the bushfires.

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