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Our cover: The Gonski campaign helped to put education at the heart of the federal election campaign.

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The election is over but the battle for Gonski continues

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Overwhelming support for Gonski The AEU’s continuing battle for proper schools funding won major gains in marginal seats during the federal election campaign.

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Growing strong Schools around the country are celebrating Enviroweek with inspiring projects that showcase how little changes can make a big difference.

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How Canberra is failing early learning sector

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More than a handful of sand The Wave Hill walk-off had far-reaching implications but 50 years later there’s still a lot of ground to cover.

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Feeling fit for the challenge Making the mid-winter transition from Term 2 to Term 3 can be nothing to sneeze at for new teachers.

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There’s more to Revolution School’s story

The tide that won’t turn For many Pacific Islander children, climate change is already affecting their education and perceptions of the future.

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Earthshaking developments Much can be achieved when teachers’ union representatives from all over the world share their skills.

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Terrifically scientific When students take part in citizen science projects, they do more than learn knowledge. They help to create it.

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Virtually mind-goggling The latest technology seems to be a surefire way to make students goggle-eyed about learning.

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Free Aussie learning app takes on the world An Australian literacy and numeracy e-learning program is proving to be a big hit at home and around the world.

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Children of the revolution New research has transformed the expected standards in early childhood education.

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Paying it forward Concern for students with learning difficulties led Joyce Michael to devise ways to help them.

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Educator spring 2016  
Educator spring 2016  

http://www.aeufederal.org.au/application/files/2614/7270/0913/Educator_Spring_2016.pdf