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Liberal Government to crack down on truancy in our schools

A new Education and Children’s Services Bill will be introduced into Parliament this week, which will include measures to increase the Government’s powers to deal with chronic absenteeism in schools.

The introduction of the Bill was an election commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government, and has been delivered within 100 days of government as promised.

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Language studies set to be reinvigorated in SA schools

A suite of measures designed to reinvigorate language studies in SA schools has been introduced, fulfilling a 100-day commitment of the Marshall Liberal Government.

Since 2002, the proportion of Year 12 students studying a language other than English has halved.

 

 

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NAPLAN online a first for South Australia

More than 80,000 South Australian students are taking part in NAPLAN from today, with around 18,500 undertaking the assessment online for the first time.

“NAPLAN is a useful tool that helps schools identify how well a student is doing so teachers can ensure each child is getting the most out of their education,” said Minister for Education John Gardner.

 

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Consultation open to guide music education in South Australia

Consultation is underway to develop a strategy aimed at improving the delivery of public music education in early childhood services and schools across South Australia.

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Nominations for SA Public Education Awards now open with Eddie Betts this year’s ambassador

As a father of four and strong advocate for education, Eddie Betts understands the hard work that goes into mentoring and teaching children and young people so that they can be their best.

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Literacy Guarantee to deliver for kids who need support

Year 1 students across all of South Australia’s government schools will undertake a phonics screening check in term 3 as part of the State Government’s comprehensive Literacy Guarantee program.

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New TAFE SA Board appointed

The State Government has today appointed a new TAFE SA Board, made up of seven Directors charged with ensuring the quality and good governance of the public training provider.

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Liberals commit support for Ice Factor

The Marshall Liberals support the valuable work of the Ice Factor program and have pledged to assist the program continue past 2020 if successful on March 17.

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Labor’s secret state

The State Liberals are demanding the Weatherill Government releases the $150,000 report it has commissioned from the Nous Group into the TAFE scandal before the state election.

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A fresh start for TAFE SA

As part of its planned reform of South Australia’s jobs training sector a State Liberal Government will use its ministerial powers under the Act to dissolve the current TAFE Board and appoint a new Board to give TAFE SA a fresh start.

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