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MIFF Schools program Previously known as the Next Gen section Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has introduced the MIFF Schools program, which entails eight films selected for school students screening July to August.
1.1 million students sit NAPLAN this week 1.1 million students will be completing NAPLAN in its paper-based format this week. Schools will commence the transition to NAPLAN Online in 2018, with an opportunity to use the new technology in August and September this year. 
Study: Lower NAPLAN scores could be result of eye problems Research from QUT has found that approximately 30 per cent of tested Year 3 students were identified as potentially having uncorrected eye problems. These students were found to have lower NAPLAN scores.
Gonski 2.0 angers Catholic Education The National Catholic Education Commission is seeking talks with Government over detail of the new education funding announcement. Education Minister Birmingham commented that he will not be favouring one sector over another.
Rural students disadvantaged in NAPLAN testing NAPLAN testing needs to be modified to be less discriminatory for rural students, says the University of Canberra’s Dr Philip Roberts, as some of the questions are metropolitan-focused.
Secondary students in Wakakirri can earn Certificate II in Dance In 2017, the Wakakirri Challenge for the best Story Dance is celebrating 25 years and is launching an opportunity for Secondary students to gain accreditation in collaboration with Dance Factory.
Study finds lack of interest and awareness in maths careers among students An Australian study into why students choose science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) careers has revealed a "dire" lack of interest in careers focused on mathematics.
Mixed reactions to Gonski 2.0 Reactions have been mixed to the new education spending plan. AHISA has welcomed the announcement while the AEU has not and the Opposition Labor party has accused the government of cutting $22 billion from education.
Opposition criticises $60m NSW school maintenance increase NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes have added $60 million to the budget  allocated to reducing the school maintenance backlog, but the Opposition claims that the revised $390m total is still too low.
Online resources providing parents with guidance tips A series of free resources providing parents with tips and ideas for supporting their child’s learning at home are now available online. The series provides guidance on what parents can do in early years, primary and secondary school.
New funding plans announced by PM The Turnbull Government has announced new needs-based school funding, and an increased investment as part of a new initiative. David Gonski will lead a new inquiry, joined by Dr Ken Boston, also a member of the original review.
Research reveals giving a Gonski doesn't help A new research report by Blaise Joseph for the CIS has labelled the Gonski funding as a myth. The report outlines where the funding model went wrong and suggests “Giving a Gonski” is not going to improve education for Australian students.