Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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The Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA) met in Canberra in October to discuss ‘enhancements’ being made to the My School website by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and to discuss finalisation of the Kindergarten to Year 10 (K-10) national curriculum. The big question on My School was whether the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA) would include a measure of school resources. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, Commonwealth Minister for Schools, Early Childhood and Youth Peter Garrett indicated that My School would provide ‘a richer data set,’ including ‘additional financial information and additional information in relation to socioeconomic status.’ Will ‘additional financial information’ include assets as well as recurrent income? Probably not.