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Education

Expert panel to advise on apprenticeship reforms

Education Minister, Simon Crean, today announced an expert panel has been established to advise the Government on reform options for the Australian Apprenticeships system.

Helping South Australians get ready for work

The Gillard Government is giving young people in South Australia more access to pre apprenticeship training opportunities, through a $3.5 million investment through the Apprentice Kickstart package.

Hospital Visits for Underage Drinking Soar on July 4 Weekend

The number of hospital emergency department visits associated with underage drinking nearly double over the Fourth of July weekend, a new U.S. government study says.

Education aid – is it value for money?

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has escaped drastic cuts despite a tough austerity budget, but in a new report the National Audit Office has told the government it should get better value for aid to overseas primary education...

AFGHANISTAN: Farmers’ dilemma - wheat, fruit or saffron?

KABUL- Pointing to his flourishing wheat field in the western Afghan province of Herat, Abdullah says he regrets cultivating the crop.

Students With Autism Learn How To Succeed At Work

People with autism often have a hard time finding and keeping jobs, so more schools are creating programs to help students with autism get prepared for the workplace. One of those programs helped change the life of Kevin Sargeant.

Pennsylvania to Receive $141 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Pennsylvania will receive $141 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion...

Education boosts the economy and jobs

The Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, today said that while the Opposition plots to slash education spending, independent modelling undertaken by Econtech, part of KPMG Australia, shows that achieving the Australian Government’s...