Major gaps between rural and city education persist

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There has been little progress in bridging the divide between rural and city students in New South Wales despite an ambitious government plan the latest Auditor-general’s Report found. The scathing report labelled the NSW Education Department’s strategy and implementation as flawed. It predicted it would not be able to achieve its aim to address the disparities experienced by regional children in education and wellbeing. The findings come amid a rural teacher shortage crisis and as regional schools struggle with a lack of services to assist student health and wellbeing. 

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Tuesday, September 19 2023
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Featured in storyProfessor Hernan Cuervo, University of Melbourne and Australian Association for Research in EducationProfessor Kim Beswick, Director of the Gonski Institute of Education, Head of the School of Education at the University of New South Wales

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