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Building Great Australian Lives

The Public Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing life-changing scholarships to young people in public education and enhancing the value and reputation of public schools. We have launched a new campaign promoting the importance of our vibrant, inclusive and high-quality public schools to the community.

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2019 NSW Ministers and Secretarys Awards for Excellence

27 August 2019 Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in public education Outstanding student achievement and inspiring public education staff will be acknowledged today when over 110 individuals and schools are honoured at the 2019 NSW Minister’s and Secretary’s Awards for Excellence. The annual awards showcase NSW public school students, teachers, staff and [...]

NSW High Achiever Award

  The Public Education High Achiever Awards were established in 2019 to highlight to senior high school students the opportunities available through international university scholarship programs, such as the Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships. The Awards recognise high achieving students in public education who display excellence and consistency in the following areas: academic [...]

Surely funding could've been found elsewhere. $3.9bn education investment fund redirected to emergency response, the pay-off - an additional $50m per year allocation to Tafe. Not much of a deal
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Labor agrees with Coalition to redirect education funding to disaster relief

This is fair point and often not talked about in ATAR discussions —> “what will happen is it will become an open market, and in an open market kids with money, will be advantaged. You could see the system being gamed,"

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