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- 28 March, 2023
Latest national NAPLAN test results a ‘mixed bag’
Almost 15 per cent of year 9 boys don’t meet the national minimum achievement standard for reading — the highest proportion ever, according to the latest NAPLAN test results. Source: ABC News.
Queensland parents petition against proposed law
Thousands of Queensland parents are petitioning against proposed laws that could prevent Christian schools from discriminating against employees who do not share their religious beliefs. Source: Courier-Mail.
Catholic schools welcome Victorian election pledges
The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria says the state’s major political parties have recognised the value of Catholic education, with Labor and the Coalition making election pledges to build and upgrade schools. Source: MACS.
Australian teachers to share Pacific experience in Rome
Eilish Flagg and Katie Rawet should have crossed paths as students in the same teaching degree at Australian Catholic University. Instead, they met in a remote South Pacific village with no electricity, running water or roads.
Catholic Schools launches ‘bold and ambitious’ plan
Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools has launched its inaugural strategic plan, following an extensive process of consultation and development.
Edmund Rice schools join Pope’s education initiative
The global network of Edmund Rice schools, including Edmund Rice Education Australia, has partnered with Pope Francis’ education initiative, Scholas Occurrentes. Source: EREA
Burney’s path to politics began in the classroom
The Catholic Schools NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education conference this week has gathered 550 educators to discuss Closing the Gap in educational outcomes for Indigenous youth. Source: Catholic Outlook.
ACU awards top honour to Ungunmerr-Baumann
Aboriginal elder, educator and artist Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann has received a Doctor of the University (Honoris Causa) from Australian Catholic University.
Teachers paid more, parents pay more in Australia: report
A new international report shows Australian teachers are paid more than their counterparts in other rich nations, and the country spends more on education generally, but relies more heavily on private tuition fees. Source: SMH.