ExpiredPolicy Conversations: Engaging with Education


  • Policy Conversations: Engaging with Education
    22 April 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
*** Important Changes ***

The Policy Conversations: Engaging with Education sessions scheduled in the North and South of the state in April will now be delivered jointly via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 22 April.

More details soon.

*** April Topic Release ***

Engaging with Education

Education has the power to transform lives. It equips people with the capability to exercise and realise their rights and take control of their destiny. However, in Tasmania, the education system is not delivering for many — especially those experiencing poverty and disadvantage. The gap between the most and least advantaged students remains large and persistent in Tasmania, and only 59% of all students leave school with a year 12 certificate.

For our first Policy Conversation of the year we will talk through what children and families have told us are some of the barriers to engaging with education. We will then open the conversation to talk through what promising practice exists and might be extended to ensure that Tasmania’s education system supports all students to achieve their potential.

Join us and share your experience of the challenges and opportunities in building and maintaining engagement with education. You can join the session remotely using Microsoft Teams. Details on how to join the Microsoft Teams meeting will be distributed closer to the date.

Registration closes at 5pm, Tuesday 21 April 2020. For more information, please contact Dr Charlie Burton, Policy Manager, on (03) 6169 9514 or email Charlie.

TasCOSS Policy Conversations is a free series of one-hour events hosted by TasCOSS. Each event includes a briefing on a relevant issue, followed by facilitated discussion.

The Policy Conversations series aims to:

  • give TasCOSS and the sector an opportunity to share and discuss current state and federal policy issues, and
  • provide a forum to gather input for the sector’s advocacy work, such as submissions and lobbying.


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