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Federation congratulates United Voice on school cleaners win

Federation congratulates the members of United Voice who recently won their fight to secure the positions of more than 7000 staff who clean public schools and TAFE colleges.

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Status of the profession under threat

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s plan to undermine teacher standards risks the quality of education provision and will lower the status of the profession, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today.

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Art Express

It takes hard work to bring the flicker of a creative idea to full realisation. Outstanding art students from public high schools across NSW can see the fruits of their labour on display at one of the most anticipated events on the cultural calendar, ARTEXPRESS.

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The proper resourcing missing; Aboriginal education gap remains

Three of the four education targets of the Closing the Gap Strategy will most likely not be met when the 10th annual report on the initiative is released in Canberra on Monday, the media is reporting.

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Starting school: a survival guide for the first few weeks

It’s the first weeks of the school year and, no doubt, the tears – mostly from the grown-ups – have been flowing freely.

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Port Macquarie Teachers Association Welcome Back BBQ

More than 80 teachers gathered for the Port Macquarie Teachers Association Welcome Back BBQ last Friday afternoon. Joined by members from Hasting River TA and Camden Haven TA, the annual event is an institution on the Mid North Coast and provides a relaxed environment for teachers to bond as a collective; reunite with old acquaintances and build new connections.

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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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Government figures confirm cuts to NSW public schools

The NSW Teachers Federation joins the Australian Education Union’s call for school funding to be allocated to address educational inequality. The renewed call comes in response to Productivity Commission data released today that shows government funding for private schools growing at a 60 per cent higher rate than funding for public schools.

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President calls on state’s dedicated teachers to take action on schools funding

​NSW has such an outstanding public education system due to the dedication and commitment of our teachers, Federation Maurie Mulheron says in a video that welcomes teachers back for the 2018 school year.

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NSW Government in hot seat over priorities: classroom conditions versus stadiums

Inadequate cooling and heating in NSW public schools reflects decades of lack of investment in school infrastructure, Federation President Maurie Mulheron said today.

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Robo-Marking offline…for now

The Education Council has taken robo-marking of NAPLAN essays off the agenda but Federation President Maurie Mulheron urged teachers to be “alert” as edu-businesses would not easily give up on the idea.

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Federation supports RBTU industrial action

Federation stands in solidarity with RTBU members taking industrial action on 25 and 29 January, and wishes them a quick and harmonious resolution to their current negotiations.

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Your union: 60,000 strong and growing

A consistent focus on the recruitment of new members has resulted in significant membership growth in 2017.

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Mardi Gras Parade – Updated 21/12/17

The NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) is looking forward to supporting the 40th Anniversary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) celebrations in 2018.

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Time to meet the need

Every day the capacity of our schools to do the very best by our students is compromised by a lack of resources.

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Public school students shine in HSC

Federation congratulates schools, teachers and students in the state’s public schools for their outstanding performance in this year’s HSC results.

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Federation launches review of NAPLAN online

Federation has written to members asking them to share their experiences of the Department’s trial of NAPLAN Online as part of a review of its introduction. In response to increased concern about NAPLAN testing and its move online, the review was endorsed by the Annual Conference policy decision, titled “The future of assessment and testing”.

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SONiA gig to celebrate marriage equality law

From the Sydney Opera House to bomb shelters in the Middle East and now Teachers Federation House in Surry Hills, multi-faceted artist SONiA will perform a special concert for Federation to celebrate the passage through Parliament of the marriage equality legislation.

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Education cuts in Bennelong

The NSW Teachers Federation has rejected today’s claims by Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham that the Turnbull Government is increasing school funding in Bennelong.

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Number of overfunded private schools set to double while disadvantaged students miss out

New figures obtained by the Australian Education Union under Freedom of Information confirm the Turnbull Government’s schools funding model, the so-called Gonski 2.0, will leave public schools significantly under-funded in 2018 and beyond.

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Opposition to NAPLAN Online and robot marking grows

Federation is successfully implementing the 2017 Annual Conference decision to campaign to replace NAPLAN as it is currently formulated, with authentic assessment of student learning from courses endorsed by the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA).

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