Teachers’ federation is an obstructionist protection racket,says Mitchell
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Teachers’ federation is an obstructionist protection racket,says Mitchell

The NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has accused the teachers’ union of being “hell-bent” on hanging students out to dry for political purposes.

  • byJordan Baker

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Cranbrook takes another step towards opening school to girls

Cranbrook takes another step towards opening school to girls

The eastern suburbs boys’ school has taken another step towards becoming co-educational in years 11 and 12.

  • byJordan Baker
Parents split over support for upcoming teacher strike

Parents split over support for upcoming teacher strike

Some parents and associations say it’s time for teachers to receive better pay and conditions for their efforts,but others do not want any further disruption to students.

  • byJordan Baker andNatassia Chrysanthos
Latest battle for teachers’ pay has roots in decades-old conflict

Latest battle for teachers’ pay has roots in decades-old conflict

As the NSW teachers’ strike looms next week,the union is using the same tactics that brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets of Sydney in the 1980s.

  • byJordan Baker
After months of HSC uncertainty,no exams were cancelled due to COVID-19
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After months of HSC uncertainty,no exams were cancelled due to COVID-19

Despite all the worry about the pandemic derailing the 2021 HSC,just 27 students missed exams because they were self-isolating.

  • byJordan Baker
Sydney University pursues hybrid model of online and in-person classes

Sydney University pursues hybrid model of online and in-person classes

The institution will try to reinvigorate campus life while still catering to students stuck overseas due to travel bans.

  • byJordan Baker
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NSW teachers plan to defy order to scrap next week’s strike

NSW teachers plan to defy order to scrap next week’s strike

The NSW Industrial Relations Commission has ordered teachers to call off their strike but their federation says it will go ahead.

  • byJordan Baker
Campuses are reopening,but will students want to return?

Campuses are reopening,but will students want to return?

Departing UNSW vice-chancellor Ian Jacobs says the demise of the lecture will allow universities to use old spaces in different ways to reignite campus life.

  • byJordan Baker
NSW teachers set to strike over pay,conditions and shortages
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NSW teachers set to strike over pay,conditions and shortages

The NSW Teachers Federation will vote today on a recommendation to direct all members to strike and attend a rally on December 7,their first strike in almost 10 years.

  • byJordan Baker
‘Line in the sand’:Sydney University academics’ fury over dumped departments

‘Line in the sand’:Sydney University academics’ fury over dumped departments

Sixty senior faculty members have opposed a plan to replace arts and social sciences departments with ‘disciplines’.

  • byJordan Baker
Fears gifted students will languish without help
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Fears gifted students will languish without help

Principals,parents and academics warn gifted and talented students won’t get the help they need if an expert advisory group is dismantled.

  • byJordan Baker