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Sector issues and research
Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) engages in dialogue, discussion and debate on a myriad of issues that affect or are likely to impact the independent schooling sector.
ISQ’s flagship research program Our Schools – Our Future, explores key issues and trends that influence and shape schooling, particularly independent schooling, in Queensland or that have the potential to disrupt it in the future. Regular reports are published as part of this program to promote and lead informed public policy debate on current and future opportunities and challenges.
At the national level, the Australian representative body for independent schools, the Independent Schools Council of Australia, issues Independent Updates to keep independent schools in touch with current issues dominating the national education agenda.
ISQ advocates on a broad range of matters. There are several key issues that require the organisation’s ongoing consideration and advocacy based on their potential impact and complexity. Currently, these are:
National Certification Journey Begins
14 February 2018 - Exemplary teachers in Queensland’s independent schooling sector are putting themselves forward to undergo a rigorous national certification process to confirm their impact in the classroom.
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Early Years Funding Extended
4 February 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) has welcomed the Australian Government’s $440 million extension of the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education to the end of 2019.
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Briefings Volume 22 Issue 1
The January/February 2018 issue of Briefings includes an ED opinion piece "Commentary on Schooling on the Wrong Track", and a research article "Comparative Judgement: An Option for Reducing Marking Loads".