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Youth are happiest in apprenticeships and full-time work says largest national youth survey

Earning money and the independence and dignity that that provides makes for happier young people and winning an apprenticeship leads to the highest level of wellbeing among young Australians out of all post-school pathways, according to the results of the nation’s largest youth survey.
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10 Aug 2018 | National
NAPLAN online debacle needs explaining says AEU News Image

NAPLAN’s migration to the web has hit a snag with summary results for this year’s being delayed as there are concerns the online test results cannot be compared to the results from the paper tests. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | Melbourne
Migrant school cleaners among most vulnerable News Image

The Fair Work Ombudsman has forced Veracity Property Services Pty Ltd to improve compliance and back-pay two Sri Lankan workers who provided cleaning services to a southeast Melbourne government school. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | National
Teachers enlisted to train fussy eaters News Image

Fussy eaters are hard to win over and it takes a combined effort shared between parents, carers, grandparents and teachers to help the most fussy eaters to eat healthy, varied diets during their preschool and early school years. Read More

10 Aug 2018
Turnbull government cuts $500 million in early childhood funding News Image

The early years are fundamental to learning but the Turnbull government doesn't seem to share that opinion as it plans to cut nearly $500 million in funding to the early childhood education sector. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | National
Robots, Martians and scientists to invade classrooms News Image

Dancing robots, tales from the high seas and news from outer space will all make their way into more than 350 Australian classrooms today as part of the CSIRO-led STEM in Schools event. Read More

10 Aug 2018
Echuca school upgrades and special school News Image

The Vic Government will invest $16.7 million to build the final two stages of the Echuca Regeneration Project, upgrading Echuca Twin Rivers Primary School and creating a new Echuca P-12 Special School. Read More

3 Aug 2018 | National
1 in 6 young people in Australia have been homeless News Image

We’re a rich country but that doesn’t stop 1 in 6 of our young people experiencing homelessness, the figure includes those living in refuges, transitional accommodation and/or having spent time couch surfing. Read More

3 Aug 2018 | Sydney
Sydney Science Festival at venues all over town News Image

Sydney Science Festival kicks off its 2018 program with 13 days jam-packed with over 200 events across 90 venues in store. The Festival will be coming venues around Sydney from Tuesday 7  –Sunday 19 August. Read More

3 Aug 2018
$1 million for primary kids’ digital literacy research News Image

An Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship awarded to Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Prof Kathy Mills to explore how harnessing all the senses can enhance the digital literacy of primary students. Read More

2 Aug 2018 | Vic
Global education leaders to meet in Melbourne News Image

A gathering of education experts from around the world, The Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium will be coming to Victoria in 2019 owing to the state's performance in international benchmarks. Read More

2 Aug 2018 | National
Games & gambling not kids stuff News Image

Gambling is insidious, it seems to pervade sport and a lot of social activity, it has also crept into the video games that so fascinate our kids and there are calls for something to be done. Read More

2 Aug 2018 | National
Unqualified teachers sent to classrooms, costing millions News Image

We need STEAM teachers and the High Achieving Teachers Program’ (HATP) is supposed to help with that, however the Australian Education Union has its concerns. Read More