Schools Minister Peter Garrett issues warning over funding for indigenous programs.
The promise of $5.5 billion to narrow the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous students will be at risk if the states don't sign up to the Gillard government's plan for school improvement, Schools Minister Peter Garrett has warned.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has seized on NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli's comments backing Labor's school reforms, saying they proved the federal Coalition was spreading ''disinformation'' about the Gonski education package.
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Minister for the Teaching Profession Peter Hall has denied budgeting for a reduction in the number of teachers who move up the pay scale every year but said he would be disappointed if the progression rate stays at 99.8 per cent.
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Victoria has rated its chances of signing up to the Gonski school funding reforms as 50/50 and denied facing pressure from Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to shun a deal.
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Schools in NSW would lose, on average, $1.7 million in funding over six years if other states and territories do not sign up for the Gonski reforms, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Sunday.
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