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$3 Million Grant Secures The Conversation’s Future

The future of The Conversation will secured with today’s announcement that the Andrews Labor Government will provide a $3 million investment towards the news and commentary site. The funding commitment of $1 million per annum over 3 years will safeguard the jobs of 32 employees..

Education State To Get More Kids Physically Active

The Education State is underway with the Andrews Labor Government setting ambitious targets to get more kids physically active. With AFL finals fever starting to grip the state, Education Minister James Merlino and State Member for Northcote Fiona Richardson today joined AFL champion and Schools..

Education State: Big Boost For Kids In Regional Victoria

Schools and students in our regions will share in more than $68 million of extra funding in 2016 as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to make Victoria the Education State. It’s part of our plan to help kids learn, give parents confidence and..

Education State: More Help For Struggling Students

The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State by investing $72.3 million to help secondary school students who are falling behind their classmates to catch up. For the first time in Victoria, secondary schools will receive targeted funding to help students catch up..

100 Primary School Children Takeover Parliament To Have Their Say

Students from across Victoria will meet in State Parliament legislative assembly chamber today to discuss young people in politics. Education Minister James Merlino will address the Primary Schools’ Parliamentary Convention, the topic of which is “young people’s voices are not heard in Australian politics”. The..

Building The Education State In Wyndham

The Andrews Labor Government is refurbishing schools in Wyndham and giving students the best chance in life. Minister for Education James Merlino was joined by Member for Werribee Tim Pallas, and Member for Tarneit, Telmo Languiller to visit Werribee Secondary College and Tarneit P-9 College..

Students To Get A Helping Hand From High-Achieving Mentors

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive extra support from high-achieving tertiary student mentors to help them reach their potential under a new $1.6 million program. Minister for Education James Merlino today officially launched the Andrews Labor Government’s student mentoring pilot program at Narre Warren..

Minister Visits Caulfield Primary School

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited Caulfield Primary School to tour classrooms and meet students and staff. The school is one of 11 government bilingual schools in Victoria, teaching subjects in English and Japanese. To really get a taste of the country, every two..

Minister Takes The Reins As Principal For A Day In Mooroolbark

Minister for Education James Merlino is set to be Principal For A Day at Mooroolbark College and Mooroolbark East Primary School. Mr Merlino will get a taste of secondary school life, shadowing Mooroolbark College principal Simon Reid and addressing the school assembly, speaking to Year..

Students’ Final Costume Rehearsals Before Spectacular Live Shows

Melbourne’s Hisense Arena will become a fairy tale fantasy land tomorrow as 3000 excited students run through their final dress rehearsals for Saturday’s 20th anniversary State Schools Spectacular live shows. Media will be able to catch a vibrant sneak preview of Saturday’s Spectacular between 11:30am..

New $10 Million Fund To Make Schools More Inclusive

Creative projects that make government schools more inclusive and equitable places for students with special needs will be supported under a new $10 million Inclusive Schools Fund. Launching the new Fund at Mount Alexander College today, Minister for Education James Merlino said the Andrews Labor..

Homework Support Spells Success For Young Migrants

Three young Victorians from diverse backgrounds were recognised for their commitment and hard work at the Centre for Multicultural Youth’s MY Education Awards. Twin brothers Shadrach and Isaac Phuting from the Harvester Primary School Homework Club and secondary student Sung Sung Khi Teng, who attends..

Labor Government Welcomes Bracks Review Interim Report

Minister for Education James Merlino today welcomed the release of an interim report as part of an independent review into Victoria’s education funding. The review, led by former Premier the Hon Steve Bracks AC, was commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government in response to the..

Building The Education State In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with plans to rebuild Kalianna School and give its students the best chance in life. Minister for Education James Merlino today joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at Kalianna School to announce the release of the tender..