Action needed now to retain Australia’s leading education system: Minister

New reports released overnight have confirmed Australia risks falling behind the world unless educators and policymakers take action to target students and schools who are up to three years behind higher performing peers.  Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the full Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report from the OECD, the full…

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Doorstop interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Adelaide Topics: International reports on student performance; Discipline in classrooms; Improving student outcomes 15/03/2017 01:40 PM Simon Birmingham: New analysis undertaken of the international TIMSS and PISA samples of Australian students and their academic performance shows that we have a number of worrying trends that really, we need to work cooperatively…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan  Topics: South Australia’s energy supply; Turnbull Government’s work to drive energy security, reliability and affordability  15/03/2017 08:52 AM Matthew Abraham: Let’s go right now to Simon Birmingham. He’s the Liberal Senator for South Australia, and would normally be joining us on…

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Interview on 2SM Breakfast with Grant Goldman

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2SM Breakfast with Grant Goldman Topics: International reports on student performance; Discipline in classrooms; Improving student outcomes 15/03/2017 07:38AM Grant Goldman: The Federal Education Minister’s calling for zero tolerance to bad behaviour in the classroom. Two studies have linked under-achievements in the classroom to discipline problems and bullying. And I think…

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