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Google and Schools Plus support STEM education in Western Sydney

14 February 2019 Seven schools in Sydney’s west will become the first in NSW to benefit from a STEM initiative being backed by Google and education charity Schools Plus. Google Australia will invest $45,000 to provide support to significantly ...

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Sutherland students benefit from 2018 Toyota Australia Scholarships

4 December 2018 Twenty-three (23) Sutherland Shire students are the latest recipients of Toyota Australia Scholarships. Designed to help overcome barriers to further education, the scholarships are available for motivated young people in the Sutherl...

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Google partners with Schools Plus to support STEM education in Adelaide

25 September 2018 When Madison Park School applied to national education charity Schools Plus for philanthropic support earlier this year, it didn’t expect to grab the attention of international tech giant Google.  But through a partnership betw...

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Singapore’s vision and structure key to its quality education system

It’s not often you get the opportunity to travel with like-minded colleagues and ‘chew the fat’ over the opportunities and challenges facing education across Australia. Add to this the chance to visit the high-performing Singapore school secto...

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Philanthropy’s role in bridging the education divide

The divide between education outcomes in the bush and in the city is unquestionable. In Australia right now, a student’s postcode plays an unacceptably large role in determining their education success. As CEO of Australian Schools Plus, I visit c...

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Tackling tough challenges

At the beginning of 2015, six schools across Australia received up to $20,000 each in Schools Plus’ inaugural Smart Giving round. Their projects, all now underway, have been identified by the principals and teachers at these schools as the best w...

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Fair Education round now open for NSW school submissions

The 2017 round of the Fair Education program officially opens on March 6 - submissions are invited from all eligible NSW schools. Now in its second year, the innovative program aims to develop school leadership and support projects that increase fam...

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Donors help Schools Plus reach first milestone

Nearly 100 donors have helped Schools Plus hit its first significant fundraising milestone - $500,000 raised for about 40 disadvantaged schools across Australia. Seven months after Federal Parliament passed the legislation that allowed donors to mak...

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David Gonski on Schools Plus: “I have great hopes”

Did you catch David Gonski talking about Schools Plus on Radio National recently? The businessman and philanthropist was interviewed by Geraldine Doogue about the migrant family background that made him feel he had to “prove myself every day”, t...

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