Education

G8 Education launches Affinity bid

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Childcare operator launches $162m offer for smaller rival; Affinity says approach 'opportunistic'.

Buyout offer for Affinity Education ‘imminent’

G8 snaps up 16% slice of Affinity Education, formal takeover bid expected.

Seek shares slump on earnings woes

by AAP
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Shares plunge over 12 per cent after warning of 60 per cent slide in FY profit.

School funding a state matter: Abbott

by AAP
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Any change to public school funding entirely responsibility of states, territories, PM says.

Coding as important as "reading and writing" : Turnbull

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Communications minister calls for digital literacy to become as fundamental as reading and writing as the economy gears up for a radical shift.

Union warns of disability cash shortfall

by AAP
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New data suggests number of students with special needs has doubled, putting pressure on disability education.

Canberra unaware of Gonski diversion claims

by AFP
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Cook says Victorian accusations not formally brought to federal attention.

'Boost small biz research': unis

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Universities have urged the government to increase incentives for small ­businesses research.

G8 Education continues expansion

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Australia's largest listed childcare operator snaps up another eight facilities for $12m.

Vocation warns on earnings

by AAP
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Troubled education provider flags underlying FY earnings could be in negative territory.

Education on the nose with investors

Plans for an IPO of a newly created vocational education provider called Aspiring may be losing momentum.

G8 Education defends expansion plans

by AAP
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G8 Education reassures shareholders its growth plan is nothing like ABC Learning Centres.

The false economy of Abbott's family package

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As socio-economic status becomes increasingly correlated to children's chances of success, cutting cash for the parents of newborns is a risky manoeuvre.

Vocation to repay Vic govt $8m

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Embattled education group will repay Victorian government over recalled qualifications.

Navitas buys pathway college stake

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Education provider Navitas to purchase 51% equity in University of Canberra College.

Technology education in our schools is killing the sector

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The writing is on the wall for some of our export markets in the primary sector but our education priorities are scrambled.

Equity firms in battle over NZ schools provider

Some of Australia’s largest private equity firms are circling Academic Colleges Group.

Budget stands by state funding shift

by AAP
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Hockey maintains slowing of federal funding for state schools, hospitals.

Lead vice chancellors not into temptation

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A new university funding model which is under consideration by the government promises to limit fee increases and promote greater equity under deregulation.

Child care package faces Senate tussle

by AAP
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Senator objections indicate federal government may have to back down on parental payment cuts.

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