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Qualified approval of MiniLit for struggling Year 1 readers

Evidence for Learning has published its evaluation report on MiniLit, a small group, phonics-based, program for struggling Year 1 readers. Early support for struggling readers is crucial to putting them on a path to reading achievement, which is a key predictor for future academic success. With an ongoing public debate about effective reading approaches, this report is an important contribution to the discussion. MiniLit did not have an additional impact on passage reading, but there was evidence of significant improvement in foundational skills. Read More

 

22 Aug 2019
Third of young people experience drug and alcohol problems News Image

A new Mission Australia report reveals that three in 10 young people say that alcohol and/or drugs are a problem for their family and peers.
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20 Aug 2019 | National
Teach in the US News Image

Love it or hate it, you can’t ignore the US and time spent working in the country is the kind of experience that colours a life. The cultural exchange organisation Participate Learning is making the process easier. Read More

20 Aug 2019 | National
Live streaming video platform for teen mental health News Image

Teenagers can be uncommunicative and yourtown’s Kids Helpline is changing the way they speak with teens who may be experiencing mental health concerns by tapping into an innovative campaign. Read More

19 Aug 2019 | National
Underprivileged student study packages News Image

Study packages will be provided to underprivileged primary and secondary students, giving them a functional space to complete their homework and school assignments at home. Read More

19 Aug 2019
Oz be warned - Independent public schooling is failing in England News Image

They were supposed to be a paradigm of excellence but state-funded independent schools in the UK, known as academies, widen inequality and ‘degrade’ the teaching workforce. Read More

19 Aug 2019 | National
AI for Good Challenge winners announced  News Image

The inaugural winners of the AI for Good Challenge have been announced, the challenge is a new national competition for high school students to tackle real world social and environmental challenges using Artificial Intelligence. Read More

15 Aug 2019 | National
Wiggle it a little bit for better school performance News Image

Turns out sitting still doesn’t work as well as wiggling marching and tapping, a beat aids young children to develop their self-regulation skills and improve school readiness. Read More

14 Aug 2019
Education a winner in Canon grants News Image

Education projects were the finalists in three of Canon’s Community grants this year for projects supporting robotics and STEM, vulnerable girls and survivors of slavery. Read More

14 Aug 2019 | Queensland
Integrated support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at boarding schools News Image

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Queensland boarding schools is needed from families and communities, schools and peers to ensure that students transition well to secondary schooling. Read More

14 Aug 2019 | National
Australian teens’ brains make them vulnerable online shopping scams News Image

Being a digital native doesn't seem to stop you from becoming a digital scam victim; figures show increasing numbers of Australian teenagers are being ripped off. Read More

14 Aug 2019 | National
Seven crafty primary schools in a sticky $21,000 situation News Image

Seven crafty primary schools have won their share in $21,000 worth of cash and prizes after entering the Bostik Smart Schools program.
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14 Aug 2019 | National
National Skills Week to highlight vocational education News Image

By 2023, Australia will need approximately one million more workers (5.36 million) with certificate two, three or four qualifications than it will those with bachelor degrees or higher (4.42 million). Read More