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SSTUWA to continue campaign against education cuts

The State School Teachers’ Union WA (SSTUWA) welcomes the recent government announcement to reverse education cuts

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NAPLAN Data Shows Continuing Large Achievement Gaps Between Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students

New NAPLAN results for 2017 show continuing large achievement gaps between disadvantaged students and those from highly educated families. The gaps have increased between students from highly and lowly educated families since 2008, but have narrowed between high education status students and Indigenous students.

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Federal cuts will magnify existing disadvantage for rural, regional and remote public schools, submission finds

A significant shortfall of Federal funding for public schools will magnify the stark disadvantages and under-resourcing that already disproportionately threaten regional, rural and remote public schools around Australia, a submission to a government education inquiry has found.

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OECD education report poses big challenges to Federal Government on funding for public schools

​The latest OECD ‘Education at a Glance 2017‘ report adds strong evidence to calls for increasing investment in public schools

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Education ministers urged to reject Gonski review panel timelines at meeting this week

The Australian Education Union has called on State and Territory Education Ministers to reject a four-week timeline for submissions to the Gonski 2.0 review panel just announced by Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.

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SSTUWA withdraws support for online NAPLAN

SSTUWA members are aware that earlier this year, Minister for Education Sue Ellery determined that Western Australian schools would not participate in NAPLAN Online due to ongoing technical concerns.

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Federal Schools’ Funding: The Turnbull Plan

The model adopted by the federal government is neither needs based nor sector blind, despite what the federal government says.

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GROH Petition to Ministers

​As part of our GROH campaign, we are asking members to sign a petition to be presented to the WA Government Ministers for Education and Housing.

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Federal Government’s failure on marriage equality condemned by AEU

​The AEU condemns Prime Minister Turnbull and his government for their self-serving and politically expedient approach to marriage equality.

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Focus on student needs to lift success at school, not NAPLAN results

The Australian Education Union has warned against placing excessive emphasis on the NAPLAN results released today, arguing focus must be on ensuring all schools are receiving the funding and resources they need to deliver for students and raise student outcomes.

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