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Going Social

Is social media an appropriate educational tool? Annie Facchinetti investigates the pros and cons of social media and identifies helpful resources found on the web.

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When Ferris Bueller in the iconic eighties movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” He could not have foreseen exactly how quickly technology was going to advance. Read More

NSW lecturer named teacher educator of the year
22 Jul 2016 | The University of Sydney, NSW
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Dr Jen Scott Curwood’s leadership has been recognised by Teachers Mutual Bank and the Australian Teacher Education Association, with the award of Teacher Educator of the Year for 2016. Read More

Stronger HSC standards and syllabuses
21 Jul 2016 | NSW, Australia
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Changes to the HSC aim to boost the standard of NSW school graduates. At the heart of the reforms is the establishment of a minimum literacy and numeracy standard to be eligible for the HSC. Read More

Kalgoorlie school confronts issues raised in report
21 Jul 2016 | Western Australia
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An intensive review of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School has found big changes are needed to unify staff, bolster leadership and create a consistent approach to dealing with poor student behaviour. Read More

Speed cameras now in school zones
21 Jul 2016 | ACT, Australia
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People who speed in school zones put children’s lives at risk. ACT government has given the go ahead for mobile speed vans to monitor drivers in 43 higher risk school zones. Read More

APPA welcomes the reappointment of Senator Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education
20 Jul 2016 | Australia
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Simon Birmingham and Karen Andrews take ministerial roles for education in federal parliament. APPA welcomes the return of Senator Simon Birmingham and Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes election document. Read More

Early years numeracy supports transition and later maths achievement
20 Jul 2016 | Australia
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Children’s numeracy knowledge when they enter school provides a foundation for their school maths achievement and strongly predicts their maths competence later in school, according to a report by ACER. Read More

Funds allocation in Victoria
19 Jul 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Government allocated funding to improve schools in West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley. 30 students from regional Victoria were funded to study at JMSS. And schools are invited to apply for grants to create facilities for special needs students. Read More

HSC Study Lab honoured at awards
18 Jul 2016 | Macquarie University, NSW
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Macquarie University's HSC Study Lab is a new way for year 11 and 12 students to learn content-heavy subjects such as biology and chemistry and it has been honoured at the NSW 2016 AIIA iAwards. Read More

Changes in SA good for NT too
18 Jul 2016 | NT, Australia
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SA implements changes to modernise SACE and NTCET exam delivery. NT continues work on ensuring kids stay in school by launching another strategy aimed at improving school attendance rates. Read More

Centre aims to improve relationship between schools and parents
15 Jul 2016 | University of Tasmania
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The Ian Potter Foundation has provided funding for University of Tasmania's Peter Underwood Centre to implement a program designed for school leaders to support and promote parent–school partnerships. Read More

Defence school transition aides help
14 Jul 2016 | James Cook University
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A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military. DSTAs are employed to help students when a parent is deployed to a war zone. Read More

Early intervention in family violence
13 Jul 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Victoria has instigated a massive overhaul of the child protection system, including early childcare educators as key in possibly identifying family violence and connecting vulnerable families to support and services. Read More