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Staying at School Ain’t Silly. Andrew Leigh - Nicholas Gruen draws my attention to a piece on school completion by CIS researcher Peter Saunders (based on a longer paper here) [Broken Link - see below], who argues: Three-quarters of students currently stay to year 12, and most of them benefit from higher earnings and better job prospects as a result.…

Structurally, this has been coming for a while and I can see some value in this if it is done correctly. There are dangers however, most notably in setting a price hurdle that will stop many from undertaking the very skills path they need because the risk/reward equation of deferred loans in this sector will be based on a lower…

According to reports, TEACHING students would not graduate from university unless they passed national skills tests, under a Labor plan to improve literacy and numeracy in Australian schools. Source: Labor plan to lift skills of teachers. Theage.com.au  

I think it is a big step forward, and it should have happened 20 years ago

Dr. Ken Boston

New Global Alliance to catalyse education reform announced. The private sector, governments, international organizations and donors have joined forces in an unprecedented partnership to accelerate progress towards Education for All (EFA). The new Partnerships for Education (PfE) was announced by the World Economic Forum and UNESCO, yesterday "Keeping Our Promises on Education"? conference in Brussels. [eGov monitor - Education]

Hmm... we will see... 39 new service providers for POEM outreach education initiative. Thirty-nine new service providers will deliver an innovative Australian Government education programme that will benefit up to 3,000 young people annually. The Partnership Outreach Education Model (POEM) is designed to help young people, aged 13 to 19 years old, who are not in mainstream schooling by giving…

Don Edgar writes in The Age about the need to re-think schooling and learning and the role of the wider world, starting with the community. Personally, I don't think there is any other way forward.. [Source: The Age]

Those of us familiar with the changes in the UK under Tony Blairs "Education, Education, Education" world view, will recognise elements of this proposal. This will be something that we should watch very closely. In a profound and challenging move in State Education, Carolin Milburn reports in todays Saturday "Age Online" that some state schools will be closed and their…

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