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Moving Beyond the 3 Rs and Into the Future of Education 

Despite almost all facets of our lives being redefined by the advances of the 21st Century, our education system is still firmly anchored to an era of steam engines and morse code. Instead of being equipped to function in an unpredictable job market that experts concur will be shaped by automation, students are still largely being taught the 'three Rs' —reading, writing, and arithmetic.
   They are taught this by teachers trapped on their own treadmill. Read More

 

11 Jul 2019 | National
Early education boosts later life News Image

Children who attend one year of early childhood education are more likely to achieve higher NAPLAN scores says a new study into the economic impact of early childhood education. Read More

11 Jul 2019 | National
71,533 contacts go unanswered on Kids Helpline News Image

There are a lot of children in distress and Kids Helpline has been overwhelmed by the demand for its services, leaving it with no option but to leave thousands of calls unanswered. It needs more funding. Read More

10 Jul 2019
Learning money skills virtually can be profitable News Image

Before you get out in the real world some simulation is a good thing, and money skills benefit from some painless, consequence-less practice.
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10 Jul 2019 | International
IB gaining popularity News Image

The International Baccalaureate does things a little differently and the globe facing qualification is gaining popularity in Australia with over 276 students from across Australia receiving their results. Read More

10 Jul 2019 | National
Mission Australia urges young people to speak up in Youth Survey 2019 News Image

They often say that the young don’t have a voice and Mission Australia is urging 15-19-year-olds across Australia to speak up on personal concerns and broader issues that are important to them by participating in Youth Survey 2019. Read More

10 Jul 2019 | National
Presentations made wirelessly and easily News Image

Having a projector to accompany a talk is great, getting it running is often not so great and with that in mind BenQ has released a new USB-C button kit connectivity option. Read More

5 Jul 2019 | National
Tonnes of oral care waste diverted from landfill by over 1000 schools nationwide News Image

Australian school students are making war on waste by recycling all their used toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers through a nationwide competition diverting hundreds and thousands of oral care items from landfill. Read More

5 Jul 2019 | Melbourne
Schools critical for mental health identification and support News Image

Schools are the most critical and untapped sites for identification and support of school aged students with mental health concerns, says special education consultant Tim Connell. Read More

5 Jul 2019 | National
Data-driven school insights for principals News Image

Principals from across Australia will now have access to rigorous, data-driven insights to supplement their professional intuition and experience when making decisions about their school’s workforce with the launch of PeopleBench. Read More

5 Jul 2019 | National
Education staff applications invited for 5k Scholarship Awards News Image

Applications are now open for the 2019 NGS Super Scholarship Awards for the chance to win one of six $5000 scholarships.
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5 Jul 2019 | Qld
Kids from remote Yarrabah and Kowanyama communities join inspirational camp News Image

Australian rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston continues to inspire Indigenous kids to strive through the JT Academy.
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4 Jul 2019 | International
The Economist’s Open Future initiative second annual essay competition open News Image

The Economist newspaper invites young writers to enter its second annual Open Future essay competition. The essay will address what is needed to tackle climate change from an economic and political perspective. Read More