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Archives for August 2008

Hillary Clinton Moves Nomination Of Barack Obama At Democratic Party Convention

Hillary Clinton has moved the nomination of Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President.

Clinton moved the nomination at the party’s National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Obama was elected by acclamation, bringing to an end the gruelling nomination campaign with Clinton. [Read more…]

Education Revolution: Rudd And Gillard Launch Quality Education Plan

The Rudd government has released a “Quality Education” plan as the next chapter in its “Education Revolution”.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that a “world class education system” is needed “to help build a stronger economy for Australia’s future”.

The plan is in three parts: improving the quality of teaching, measuring school performance and helping disadvantaged school communities. [Read more…]

An Education Revolution In Our Schools: Rudd And Gillard Announce School Reform Agenda

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Education Minister Julia Gillard have announced a school reform agenda that they have dubbed an Education Revolution.

The program aims to improve the quality of teaching and reward top teachers. It proposes a program of measuring school performance, including the public reporting of the progress of schools on key measures, including national test results.

The plan was unveiled by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, during his address today to the National Press Club. [Read more…]