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ByRoy WardUPDATED: Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has flagged the potential of extending the school year into 2021 to allow year 12 students to earn an ATAR score.The premier said term two wouldn't look like a 'normal term' and year 12 students would be given every chance to finish their exams and earn the chance to score a university place.
"It is my aim that they can get an ATAR, if not in this calendar year then very soon there after," Andrews told ABC News on Sunday night."We have six or eight weeks to catch up the school year when school was scheduled to finish and the Christmas holidays. We are in conversations with universities, TAFE and other states and the Commonwealth - I know it's very frustrating but I can't give definitive answers.
"I can't give [my son] Noah who is in year 12 all the answers he wants but as soon as we can we will. The key point is to get this right."Andrews said the school term would be different."It's going to be different and there will be an arrangement where some students are learning from home so that's why it was important to bring the school holidays forward so we could do that work on online learning," Andrews told ABC News.
"We've done a lot of work in that space to give households that don't have the best tech and help them out. We can also do things the old fashion way where kids can write it out on paper and send it back. We are looking at all elements of this.
The government are likely to make an announcement on education later this week once they have finalised their plans for school students.Andrews also said he could look to have a major construction boom after the COVID-19 pandemic has cleared with a massive rebuilding project needed.
He predicted Victoria and the rest of the world was in for a difficult few months,“It won’t be easy and the notion we can just turn this off in a few weeks time is wrong,” Andrews said.“We shouldn’t give people false hope. I think there will be a stage four at same point.
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Was a race to the bottom with cleaning contractors, I’m sure this was brought up about hospitals quite along time ago with the proliferation of staph and were closed down? Cruise ships were always reporting Gastro on board.. from memory. Ya don't say Not to mention 'Trains and Buses' too. Wow, who'd've thought?
Hospitals could be doing the same. Cleaning has suffered with the recent cutbacks in health care funding and staffing. May, may, may just puss these researchers off the guess. Cruise ships - yes- we know that we have the evidence. Why does the media constantly find peripheral experts that ‘may’ have found a cure, found the cause, found anything. Report the facts only.
Especially since school cleaning taken over by huge companies and not done by cleaners based at the school. Such a huge difference in the cleanliness of schools since the forced change. Florida Man diagnosed with CoronavirusPandemic said hydroxycholorquine...
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More than 360,000 Australians apply for early release of superMore than 360,000 Australians are seeking an early release of their superannuation under the Federal Government's plan to help Australians left jobless or facing financial hardship because of the coronavirus crisis. Have the ABC been given pay cuts or any loss off jobs? Or is it just the ordinary people feeling the pain? Future tragedy StephenLongAus This is a huge mistake.
Australia publishes virus recovery tallyAustralian health officials plan to update a daily coronavirus recovery tally to raise hopes that 'most people who get this disease do recover' | michaelfowler08 michaelfowler08 Paul Kelly is doing a brilliant job michaelfowler08 Maybe don't limit testing so severely that only the worst cases are identified, and show how many tests are repeats. michaelfowler08 Italy and Spain are super happy... New York is also coping really well...
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