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13 Jun 2017 : Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in schools

With NAIDOC Week approaching, teachers have the opportunity to reflect on what more can be done to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students – particularly in regard to the preservation of languages – in line with this year’s NAIDOC Week them…

13 Jun 2017 : Rising equity concerns over NAPLAN

NAPLAN must be inclusive of all students including those with a disability and those from diverse linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

13 Jun 2017 : Research project launched to support early career teachers

New study aims to better understand the challenges faced by early career teachers, and better plan and provide tailored support in overcoming those challenges.

13 Jun 2017 : Gaps in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence action plan identified

Department of Education and Training’s new report Advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and training – An action plan for education in Queensland welcomed but key gaps must be addressed.

24 Feb 2017 : Union advice highlights Long Service Leave entitlement for members on rolling contracts

A recent case involving incorrect employer advice regarding access to Long Service Leave (LSL) for those employed on a fixed-term contract basis has highlighted the need for members to contact their union for advice in the first instance.

22 Feb 2017 : Supervising pre-service teachers: then and now

The role of a supervising teacher is undergoing significant change, with new demands at state and federal levels.

21 Feb 2017 : PISA: Australian students performing above standards

Australia’s performance in the OECD’s Program for International Assessment (PISA) has seen average student scores decrease since the test was first administered in 2000. While some may conclude that Australia’s education system is in decline, this is n…

10 Jan 2017 : What’s the problem with data walls?

The introduction of data display walls in schools is creating member concern about student privacy and teacher workload.

13 Dec 2016 : Collective agreements must protect preparation and correcting time

The ever expanding roles and duties required of school staff have reached critical levels.

21 Nov 2016 : Students and teachers to feel VET funding cuts

Federal government budget cuts to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector from 2017 will be a risk to teachers in delivering high quality training.

21 Nov 2016 : Early childhood members to report on suspected child abuse

Early childhood members must report suspected child harm and abuse after recent legislation was passed by the Queensland government.

21 Nov 2016 : Northern Territory education students burdened by literacy and numeracy testing

Aspiring teachers in the Northern Territory will be forced to sit a literacy and numeracy test before graduating university.

21 Nov 2016 : Reviewing and funding disability education

Adequate funding to better support schools and teachers to deliver high quality education to students with a disability is vital and should continue to be a key concern for the Queensland government.

21 Nov 2016 : Teachers prepared to wait for QLD senior assessment changes

Teachers will be given a reprieve from introducing senior school assessment changes after the Queensland government postponed implementation until 2019.

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