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Teach them all how to read right!

Research based letter-sound correspondence methods and early intervention in the K–2 years are essential for students with learning difficulties – Rhonda Filmer

Much of educational debate in the media has centred on funding models and this has been particularly so, this year, with the vote for Gonski 2.0 in the Federal Parliament. Funding is always the key to resourcing of educational programs but of far greater concern to many educational researchers is the way that reading is taught in Australian schools. Read More

 

22 Jul 2017 | NSW
Selective school entry policy change to reduce tutoring advantage News Image

Mark Scott, Secretary, NSW Department of Education, announced a review of the NSW gifted and talented education policy at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial Conference. Read More

22 Jul 2017 | Australia
Questions to ask parents when deciding to delay school News Image

Parents of pre-school children are now more likely to consider holding their children back from starting school. QUT education academics have found that it is causing parents stress as they navigate through the decision. Read More

20 Jul 2017 | Australia
Reading words out loud helps kids spelling News Image

By reading to kids out loud you are actually helping them to learn about the spelling of words. The findings of a new study link oral vocabulary in children to their ability to learn to read new words. Read More

20 Jul 2017 | Australia
2018 ANU Tuckwell Scholarship recipients announced News Image

The Australian National University announced the recipients of the 2018 round of the Tuckwell Scholarship, who will receive over $21,000 per year towards their studies for up to five years. Read More

20 Jul 2017 | WA
State Brain Bee finals in WA News Image

More than 90 Year 10 students from 18 schools around WA will compete in the Australian Brain Bee National Challenge. The competition includes a brain-teasing team challenge and neuroscience quiz to test their knowledge of the brain and how it works. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | Australia
Nude Food grants available News Image

Nude Food Movers are inviting submissions from education providers, classes and students in Australia to apply for a Nude Food Grant. Submissions must fit within the themes of nutrition, environmental sustainability and/or Nude Food. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | VIC
National Education Summit – Autism in every classroom News Image

The National Education Summit includes the Autism in Every Classroom conference on Friday 1 September, encouraging discussion educators with the common goal of facilitating appropriate classroom strategies for teachers and students. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | Australia
Fund a NAO robot for your school with a Digital Literacy Schools Grant News Image

The Brainary, distributors of NAO robots, is offering to help schools to apply for a Digital Literacy Schools Grant. NAO is an ideal platform for engaging students in STEM concepts and the Arts and social sciences in differentiated lessons. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | Australia
Inaugural $50,000 Matific Games News Image

The Matific Games is free to enter and there’s $50,000 in cash and prizes available including a swag load of goodies from Matific’s sponsors - think drones and other STEAM-type products. Read More

19 Jul 2017 | SA
SA Research Project student expo News Image

SACE Research Project Student Expo is designed to inform students about to commence their Research Project. Past students will be exhibiting and discussing their projects, including Young Australian of the Year, Paul Vasileff. Read More

18 Jul 2017 | Australia
How to recruit more teachers for the student boom News Image

The Why Choose Teaching? report, just released by the LSIA at ACU, presents the results of a large scale teacher survey, aiming to discover the motivations and influences that have attracted practicing teachers to enter the profession. Read More

15 Jul 2017 | TAS
LoRa schools internet challenge for Tassie students News Image

Tasmanian schools are encouraged to engage with new technologies through the LoRa Schools Challenge. Students are invited to come up with the best new ideas of how a state–wide Internet of Things could improve lives. Read More