Education

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

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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

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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

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

Child care stocks rally on govt proposal

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G8 Education, Affinity, Folkestone Education stocks jump on flagged funding increase.

Uni bill a 'foolish' election trigger: Pyne

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Education minister dismisses talk of early election trigger, says he wants bill passed.

The next trillion dollar lending crisis

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Total outstanding student loan debt in the US has breached $US1 trillion, and default rates are at more than 25%. Australia is experiencing a similarly worrying trend.

Where will the jobs of the future come from?

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The value of Australia's mining exports continues to decline, but there's another huge opportunity for export growth and jobs that has yet to be tapped.

Education exports tipped to boost jobs

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Report tips growing demand for services to create 'more jobs than the mining boom'.

CSIRO staff running out of patience

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CSIRO scientists committed to industrial action if an enterprise bargaining “impasse” is not resolved by the end of the month.

Single childcare payment on the cards

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Parents could get one childcare payment, not two, as part of govt families package.

LinkedIn turns its gaze to e-learning

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Professional networking site gains access to massive online libraries of video tutorials with the $US1.5 billion purchase of lynda.com.

Settlement delay hits G8 Education

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Childcare provider G8 Education shares fall as acquisition faces regulatory delays.

Govt to press on with uni reforms

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Abbott govt to push ahead despite universities warning watered down reforms unacceptable.

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