The National College of Educational Investment Services (NCES) has issued an updated policy guidance for how to spend money on education.
The updated guidance states that the focus should be on education in all aspects, and that there should be no choice between schools, primary or secondary, public or private.
Key points:The NCE is recommending schools spend up to 30 per cent of their resources on the education of Indigenous and Pacific IslandersKey points :The policy states that schools must have a balanced, comprehensive curriculum, and be able to support students with all learning needsThe policy also states that primary and secondary schools must provide a comprehensive education program, and schools that provide specialised learning opportunities must be able help students meet their needs.
NCES says schools that are already meeting all their needs must be funded to the maximum, regardless of where they are located.
The policy further states that all education is important and that all learners deserve the same access to education.
The National College has also released a new report, entitled How To Save Money on Education.
NCE president, Peter Wettlaufer, said the report is the most comprehensive yet on how to improve the educational system.
“We’ve taken a look at what schools are doing right, and what is missing, and we’ve identified the areas where we can make a difference,” Mr Wettlufer said.
He said the new guidance was aimed at all Australians who want to improve their education.
“We need to do everything we can to support schools, parents, families and teachers to achieve that,” he said.
“The National Education and Training Strategy has focused on the issues of the most pressing concerns, such as affordability, quality and affordability.”
The NEDSS is Australia’s largest provider of primary and intermediate education.
It is funded by the Government, the Australian Education and Research Council and the NSW Government.
It is a national non-government organisation with funding from the Federal Government, State Government and the State Treasury.