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Closing the gap? PM left ‘disappointed’ on Aboriginal welfare

Julia Gillard presented the latest report card on indigenous disadvantage today, revealing school kids are struggling, while Aboriginal employment drops. Amber Jamieson and Callum Denness report.

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Inside Story | FEDERAL|

What My School really tells us about Australian schools

The government’s My School website may not really tell us about which are the best Australian schools, but it does reveal a lot about the nature of our country’s education system, says former principal Chris Bonnor.

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The Powerfox versus the pedagogues

Daily Media Wrap: Julia Gillard is under heavy spit-ball fire from all sides of the classroom today, facing shonky builders, angry teachers, stubborn unionists and smarmy Australian columnists.

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The Australian | FEDERAL|

Elite private schools vs. their Black & Gold public counterparts [PDF]

It’s like those ACA exposes where they compare expensive ice cream with the no-name stuff: The Oz uses My School data to compare elite Australian private schools with their nearby public counterparts. Do you really get more for your money?

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My School gets an F

The government’s new My School website went live this morning — and promptly fell down like the roof of a 20-year-old portable classroom. But that hasn’t stopped the pundits weighing in…

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Teachers vs. the test

The use of national literacy and numeracy tests to create league tables for Australian schools is dividing educators and the nation. Crikey wraps this morning’s media coverage.

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