Submissions for VIC inquiry into homework set to close

Submissions for a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into “approaches to homework” in schools will close on Friday February 14. The Victorian Parliament’s Education and Training Committee launched its inquiry last year to “look into elements such as evidence supporting the value of homework, the benefits to individual students’ learning, the contribution to discipline and other life […]

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Vic parents face truancy fines

Parents in Victoria will soon face a $70 fine if their children miss more than five days of school a year without a good reason, according to News Limited. “These infringement notices are an absolute last resort after all other avenues have been exhausted; including working directly with the family to identify why the student […]

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Bullying rife in Education Dept

An internal staff survey in the Victorian Education Department has found that 38% of the respondents had witnessed workplace bullying in the previous 12 months, according to a report in The Age. The questionnaire of 1191 staff, which was not sanctioned by the department, found that 20% had experienced bullying in 2013, compared to 15% […]

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Vic principals set to begin peer reviews

Principals from 50 schools across Victoria are set to begin a review of the performance of state schools from this month under a State Government plan to raise the accountability of schools, according to The Age. Under the process, state schools under review will select two principals from across the state and an accredited reviewer […]

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