Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2013
The Federal Government has categorically ruled out any significant changes to the costs of higher education, with Minister for Higher Education, Senator Chris Evans, reiterating the Government's pledge to increase availability of tertiary education.
WA announces Muresk expansion
The Western Australian Government has announced further details of the planned strengthening of the Muresk Institute.
Universities hit out at funding review response
Universities Australia has labeled the Federal Government’s response to Dr Jane Lomax-Smith’s Base Funding Review Report as a ‘disappointing dismissal’ of the findings.
UTAS joins forces with Government to drive results
The University of Tasmania and the State Government has announced a new joint initiative aimed at improving student literacy and numeracy results.
New NAPLAN funding for Queensland
The Federal Government has announced a further $60.5 million initiative with the Queensland Government aimed at boosting literacy and numeracy results in the State’s schools.
WA outlines school reform
The Western Australian Government has announced it will introduce a minimum literacy and numeracy assessment in year 10 from 2014 onwards.
Report shows progress on education targets
The second Evaluation Report into the National Partnership on Youth Attainment and Transitions (YAT) program has found progress had been made across Australia following the $706 million commitment made by the Australian Government.
WA signs up to new literacy and numeracy funding
The Federal Government has announced a further $29.6 million in a new agreement with the Western Australian Government to help boost literacy and numeracy results in the state’s schools under the Improving Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership
WA Independent Public Schools Initiative expanded
All Western Australian public schools will be invited to become part of the State Government’s Independent Public Schools initiative with the introduction of a new selection process.