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Music Practice Diary Template

It can be hard for kids to keep track of what they need to do in their practice session and to practice on a regular basis. This practice diary can make it easier for a child to remember what to do and also to work on a regular routine. Encourages independence and responsibility.

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Student Achievement - lessons from TIMSS

Student Achievement – lessons from TIMSS

We all want good teachers for our children but how do you recognise one. Data from progressive PISA studies keep telling us that Australia lags behind in academic achievement. In truth, Australia has not dropped in the PISA data but other countries have powered ahead of us. What do they do better than us?

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Gonski funding – uncertainty may be greatest challenge

A main issue with the Gonski funding will be how the SES is calculated and applied. Being a very blunt tool based on postcodes, it will be useful to know how it will be applied to the many schools in poor areas that charge high and very high fees and have huge assets such as Geelong Grammar located in Corio, Victoria. Clearly, not all people in a poor postcode are poor.

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Good teachers providing better futures

Child poverty is one of the great challenges of developed, industrialised countries today. How can we ensure the best opportunities for poor children to grow up and be better off than their parents? Professor of Economics at Stanford University, Ray Chetty, made a presentation in the University of Oslo Aula on the 24 October 2016. This is a summary of the presentation. Link to the full presentation below this article.

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