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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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NSW public school teachers' pay to link to Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

The NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, has announced that 'student learning and teacher quality are the focus of the NSW Government's new salary agreement with more than 62,000 teachers at 2,230 public schools'. The new agreement 'aligns teachers' salaries with teacher professional standards, establishes a new performance and development framework, and acknowledges school complexity when paying principals'. See also statement 3 December 2013 from the NSW Teachers Federation.

Victorian Government backs school principal training program

Next year 40 aspiring principals in Victoria take part in the Bastow Institute's Principal Preparation Program. See article in The Age 2 December 2013.

Productivity Commission seeks comment on childcare and early childhood learning

The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper inviting parents to comment on childcare and early childhood learning, in preparation for a public inquiry on the issue.

Growth in student numbers to create 'classroom gridlock' in Melbourne

An article in The Age 6 December 2013 raises concerns at the capacity of Melbourne schools to cope with the anticipated rise in student numbers over coming years.

'Best books' of 2013

Publisher's Weekly has announced its selection of best books for 2013.

Time for 'a balanced view of Asian education'

Following the lastest PISA results (see New Publications section) an article on The Conversation website 6 December 2013 challenges the stereotypes 'that Asian education is either doing everything right or everything wrong'.

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