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First Australian meeting for global education leaders

Education experts from around the world will gather in Melbourne in 2019 for a summit which recognises Victoria’s world-leading approach to education.

Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino announced the Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium will be coming to Victoria in 2019.

The event, which provides a forum for educational leaders to share ideas on how to build a world-class education system, will bring together education experts from 11 cities around the world, including Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto.

Participants will explore themes key to the success of any education system, including equity, innovating to spread best practice and providing effective career and technical education.

The Victorian Government has made significant steps towards these aims including providing $566 million in equity funding, building 10 Tech Schools and reforming the training system and careers education.

On a visit to Hong Kong in May 2018, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that the Asia Society will open the new Asia Society Australia Centre in Melbourne, reflecting Victoria’s strong ties with Asia.

Victoria is leading the nation when we compare our results internationally. Our mean reading score in the 2016 Program of International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is significantly higher than the Australian average and only seven out of 61 countries are outperforming Victoria.

The Victorian Government is building the Education State so that every Victorian student gets the opportunity for a great education and every community has access to a great school.

Source: Victorian Government

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