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Internships boost young careers – more needed

It has been called many things over the years but giving students work experience in their chosen field helps to launch careers. And while they are effective, internships are less common in Australia than they should be.
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21 Nov 2019 | National
Talk-And-Walk-A-Thon promotes peer support News Image

The Talk-And-Walk-A-Thon aims to raise awareness of the importance of connectedness, getting kids out walking and talking rather than staring at phones.
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21 Nov 2019 | International
Australia’s brightest young inventors go to NASA News Image

Three of Australia’s brightest young inventors will be heading to NASA in the USA after being named national winners of Origin’s littleBIGidea competition.
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21 Nov 2019 | National
School children have too much phone time, not enough play time News Image

Should the phone be banned in schools? A fraught question, but what can’t be denied is the number of kids glued to their screens while they’re doing just about everything, walking, riding the bus, waiting for a train, studying ... Read More

21 Nov 2019 | National
Australian employers want more than a degree News Image

It’s the end of the year and for another cohort that means thinking about a course and an ensuing career, it’s worth noting that there are changes in the employment landscape and what employers are looking for. Read More

21 Nov 2019 | National
Australia’s literacy woes demand fresh thinking News Image

Many have tried many have failed, there have been any number of approaches to teaching literacy in Australia and most seem to have made little impact on the unacceptably bad level of teenage reading and writing skills. Read More

21 Nov 2019 | National
Employers need to get involved in training youth News Image

High youth unemployment is persistent and vocational training and strong connections between industry and education could be the way to get past it.
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19 Nov 2019 | National
A better future through food News Image

When you think about it, most of what we do as people centres on food, it’s essential for life and how it is produced and consumed has huge implications for our future. Read More

14 Nov 2019 | National
Still great to be a teacher when it comes to jobs News Image

Again, you will be glad that you completed that teaching degree as once again one of the areas with the healthiest job growth has been education and training.
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13 Nov 2019
Relief teachers need professional learning too News Image

Australian school students may be spending a year of their total schooling with a Casual or Relief Teacher (CRT), a new evidence summary says they need a lot more support. Read More

13 Nov 2019
Early childhood teachers’ essential role in helping bushfire kids News Image

There are a lot of young children in tough places, their networks are limited and outside of family, early childhood teachers are the next line of defense for children with trauma. Read More

13 Nov 2019 | Vic
Regional students connect with local industry News Image

Now in its second year, the BrainSTEM Rural Innovation Challenge is giving students in Gippsland Vic an introduction to the type of skills that might be needed in a future job in the region's thriving food and fibre industries. Read More

13 Nov 2019
NESLI leadership course accredited by Australian Catholic University News Image

The National Excellence in School Leadership Institute’s (NESLI) Catholic Schools Middle Leadership Program is now formally accredited through the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Read More