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Are Indigenous voices being heard?

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The current definition of "parent" needs work, writes Tabby Fudge, President of the NT Council of Government School Organisations, seeking answers from Education Minister Peter Chandler (pictured).

 

Reforms aimed at students in their early years

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

I urge parents and teachers to arm themselves with the facts about the NT Government’s education reforms which are squarely aimed at improving student outcomes. It is crucial that these reforms are put in perspective, writes Education Minister Peter Chandler.

 

Hard work finding the small steps of progress in Territory education

The preliminary NAPLAN results

 

You have to work hard to find a positive for the Northern Territory out of the preliminary results for NAPLAN – National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy – released on Friday. New Education Minister Robyn Lambley did, pointing to the percentage rate of improvement in the proportion of students at or above the National Minimum Standard in the Territory being stronger than in other jurisdictions. However, Mrs Lambley described the gains since 2011 as "marginal" and acknowledged that the Territory still has "the nation's poorest education outcomes", while longtime educator Ralph Folds says the results should be considered in the context of  the extensive additonal investment made in education, particularly in Indigenous schooling. In that light they are "disappointing". KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

 

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