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Students at the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy in Aurukun. Peter Holmes A Court

What went wrong at Aurukun School?

The lesson to be learned from Aurukun is around the impact of out-sourcing education to commercial interests.
Six year olds are deciding whether they are good readers or not based on how many books they’ve read. from www.shutterstock.com

How should reading be taught in schools?

Reading is increasingly being reduced to a numbers game in schools.
As a new teacher, your heavy school workload is exacerbated because you are doing everything for the first time. from www.shutterstock.com

What’s so hard about teaching? Words of advice for new teachers

For new teachers, as the end of first term nears, you may be feeling despair. But don’t leave - we need teachers like you. Here's some advice on how to make the first year a little less turbulent.
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Equality in education – what does that mean?

Australia’s appalling record of equity in education has once again been confirmed in the latest Closing the Gap report. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the report’s dismal findings present an…
Australia ranked 5th on the literacy test, ahead of the US and the UK. from www.shutterstock.com

Literacy standards aren’t falling, but they are changing

The political obsession with back to basics literacy is leaving schools behind. What is taught in school is becoming increasingly distant from what is required in the real world.
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Should I stay or should I go? The dilemma for unemployed teachers

Of the 15,000 newly graduated teachers, less than half will find permanent employment in Australia. Now's the time to decide if you stay on to do casual teaching or work abroad.