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Senate debate begins on Gonski 2.0 The first bill on the Senate's agenda today is the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017. Members of the Senate are being targeted by the AEU and Catholic Education Commission of Victoria in an attempt to thwart Gonski 2.0.
Keeping students educated during and after a chronic illness Research by UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists finds teachers in Australia are uncertain about their role in supporting students with chronic illnesses, and makes four recommendations for improvements.
More funding for NSW schools to meet enrolment surge NSW Government announced a budget of $4.2 billion over the next four years on capital expenditure to cater for surging enrolments. There is expected to be enrolment growth of 164,000 more students in government schools by 2031.
Australia teaching English better than the English Research from Curtin University has found England's curriculum to be more rigid in what and how teachers are able to teach English, while the Australian curriculum provides greater creativity and flexibility.
Scholarships available for teachers to complete their Masters in SA School and preschool teachers in SA can apply for a Masters for Teachers scholarship, provided by the SA government. The scholarships aim to support teachers looking to build on their current knowledge and teaching methods.
Kormilda College in NT acquired by Haileybury Haileybury has reached an agreement to acquire Kormilda College in Darwin. Kormilda almost closed last year until the Federal Government agreed to fund the school for 2017.
Australia’s best science and maths students take on the world Twenty-seven of Australia’s best students will represent Australia at the UNESCO International Science and Mathematical Olympiads, with girls breaking gender stereotypes and making up nearly half of the science teams.
Gonski 2.0 update This week, the Australian Senate will vote on the new Gonski funding model. Education Minister Simon Birmingham has commented that he is "really hopeful" they will get the legislation through.
Federal funds to be revoked from non-compliant Islamic College of South Australia The Federal Government has announced that an internal review has reaffirmed the decision to revoke approval for access to Federal funds for the Islamic College of South Australia. The school has been notified of the decision.
Children with food allergies more likely to be victims of bullying Children and adolescents with food allergies are more likely to be a target of bullying than their peers without food allergies, a new review of research shows. More than 30 percent reported being bullied solely because of their food allergy. 
A teacher aide for every Prep class in QLD From 2018, over 100 additional full-time equivalent teacher aides will be allocated to ensure that all prep teachers in QLD state schools can be supported by a teacher aide.
Application essay for prospective teaching students in QLD From August 2017, prospective teaching students will be required to submit a 1000-word essay on why they want to teach before being accepted into Queensland universities.