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A satirical look at school funding

Columnist Julie Szego takes a satirical look at school funding in today’s Age. Here’s a brief sample: I think if anyone should feel pressured to pay for things like photocopying it ought to be governments given their stated commitment to a “world-class public education system”. Did I say something funny? Read the full article

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Australia votes – ACSSO education survey

With the calling of the Federal Election being imminent – education needs to be front of mind for all candidates. The last two years not only has highlighted but has exacerbated the equity gap. Have your say! This is a chance to add your voice to ACSSO‘s collective advocacy on behalf of government school parents

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Back to school: the plan

The plan for Victorian students’ return to school was announced today by Education Minister James Merlino and Premier Daniel Andrews in a media release. Today’s media release announces the details of Covid risk management that will be implemented in schools, including: Surveillance testing Ventilation Vaccinations Workforce planning   Read the Media Release There’s also an

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Disability Inclusion in Victorian schools

Disability Inclusion is the new approach to supporting students with disability at Victorian government schools. This year Disability Inclusion was made available to schools in the Bayside Peninsula, Barwon and Loddon Campaspe areas and five Supported Inclusion Schools. From 2022, Disability Inclusion will be available at schools in the following areas: Outer Eastern Melbourne Central

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Unvaxxed parents: PV media comment

The Herald-Sun published an article on Saturday about the banning of unvaccinated parents from school premises and end-of-year events. According to the article, “Under new Department of Education guidelines, parents don’t need to be vaccinated to pick up or drop off kids, but they must to be vaccinated or have a medical exemption to enter

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COVID in schools: PV media comment

The Age published an article on Friday about the impacts of COVID-19 infections in Victorian schools. When a student tests positive to COVID, other students and teachers are being forced back into online learning while they quarantine. In some cases the teacher and some students can return to school, while other students remain home for

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