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Union calls for Fair Funding for Public Schools

​The State School Teachers’ Union of WA says a Liberal-National Government capital grant fund only offered to private schools to upgrade school facilities is unfair and not needs-based.

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Secret curriculum changes leave teaching profession in the dark

The Turnbull Government has blindsided the teaching profession by planning the biggest Australian school curriculum reforms in decades without consulting the very teachers, principals and support staff who will be forced to implement the changes, according to the Australian Education Union (AEU).

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Union calls for more services to deal with violence

The State School Teachers’ Union of WA (SSTUWA) has offered their support to the members who were assaulted at Busselton Senior High School in two separate incidents yesterday.

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Overfunded private schools spend hundreds of millions on new buildings while public schools miss out: new My School data

​The latest My School data exposes the gross inequities in Malcolm Turnbull’s education funding system.

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Birmingham’s new announcement to slash teacher registration standards an outrage

Today’s announcement by Education Minister Simon Birmingham to undermine teacher registration and encourage people from other professions to move into a teaching role, is yet another move to by the Federal Government which implemented will have broad ramifications for teaching and education in our schools

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EOI New Educator Committee 2018

The New Educator Committee is a representative voice of new educators for our union. By joining the committee, you will contribute your views and ideas to that voice.

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Union supports Moora Residential College Rally

The State School Teachers Union has warned teaching jobs at Central Midlands High School could be lost if the State Government forges ahead with the closure of Moora Residential College.

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SSTUWA to continue campaign against education cuts

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

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MYEFO contains more trickle down economic fantasies

​Today’s MYEFO contains more trickle down economic fantasies, with nothing to help working people get a pay rise, or address the increasing casualisation of the workforce.

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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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