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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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NESA Syllabus Development Consultation

NESA has announced a review of the process to develop NSW Syllabuses. The Consultation process consists of an online survey which may be completed on the NESA Website.

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Casual Vacancy for City Organiser 2015-2018

Mr Neale Dawson, Principal Solicitor, NEW Law Pty Ltd, will be the Returning Officer for the by-election of one (1) City Organiser of the Australian Education Union NSW Teachers Federation for 2015-2018.

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International Day of People with Disability

Our public schools are an important cornerstone for the progressive realisation that enables people with disability to be active contributors to society.

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Federation celebrates marriage equality vote, and will watch legislation closely

Teachers across NSW welcomed the news of a 61.6% YES vote in the marriage equality survey, confirming the long-held majority opinion that Australians support marriage equality.

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Hasten slowly and stay in charge

Many years ago, as a young teacher in the late 1970s, I read an article about Japan and mathematics teaching in relation to what was then new technology — the overhead projector. It may have been apocryphal, but I still found the story to be thought provoking. The article told of a local school district in Japan that had decided to replace, with unforeseen consequences, all the blackboards with overhead projectors complete with scrolling plastic film on which teachers were to write.

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Take part in vital new research on workload

All school-based members are urged to respond to a statewide survey on teachers work, to be distributed next February.

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Clearing path to accreditation

New teachers were given vital tips on how to navigate the minefield that can be the accreditation process at a one-day Trade Union Training (TUT) course in November.

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Maths multiplied by Woo, to the factor of Spencer, divided over one day = Fun.

Maths multiplied by Woo, to the factor of Spencer, divided over one day = Fun.

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