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Gifted students falling through the cracks

They’re the forgotten few, the 10% of kids that fall under the gifted heading, and they’re also falling through the cracks as policies for their identification are inconsistent, unreliable and lack accountability.
   Teachers and schools should be looking for indicators of gifted and talented children as soon as they enter the school system at kindergarten or pre-primary. 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 | 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

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

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 | 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

1 Aug 2018 | National
Teens find “creepy” apps follow them News Image

We’re on them all the time but is the phone using you more than you’re using it? Quite possibly, scarily we only have an inkling of what is going on behind the screen. Read More

29 Jul 2018 | Melbourne
Go Girl Go For IT aims to close the IT gender gap for Victorian students News Image

2000 girls from 73 Victorian schools will attend Go Girl, Go For IT on 16 August at Deakin Uni Burwood Campus – the event is hosted by the Victorian ICT for Women network which aims to inspire female students to consider a career in IT. Read More

29 Jul 2018 | Australia
littleBIGidea winners will fly to the NASA Kennedy Space Centre News Image

The search for Australia’s brightest young inventors is officially underway, as Origin’s littleBIGidea competition launches for its fifth year, with engineer, inventor and futurist, Dr Jordan Nugyen returning as head judge and ambassador. Read More

25 Jul 2018 | Queensland
Site brings military history to life News Image

RSL Queensland’s website RSL Education provides student activities, teaching notes and engaging multimedia content tailored to suit students of all ages covering the ADF's activities of the last century. Read More

25 Jul 2018 | National
Risk management in schools News Image

Risk management is the kind of thing that can be put on the back burner but it is a great way to avoid problems, and having some processes in place if or when things do go wrong is a great advantage. Read More

25 Jul 2018 | National
Musica Viva 2019 season launch News Image

Musica Viva’s shows for the coming year have been announced and the program will continue its work taking live music and educational resources to children all over Australia. Read More

24 Jul 2018 | NSW
Sounds like a phonics debate News Image

Phonics has been controversial for years and leading educators will meet in Sydney next week to further the debate. They will present and argue the case for particular methods as well as the limitations of approaches. Read More