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Better services and more homes needed to support aspirations of indigenous young

It’s tough being a young indigenous person, they face severe challenges in most aspects of life and are still generally less happy and secure than their non-indigenous counterparts. Mission Australia’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report showed that Indigenous respondents were acutely concerned about drugs, bullying/emotional abuse, personal safety... Read More

 

29 Jan 2018
Teachers eligible for rich Copyright Agency award News Image

The Copyright Agency’s philanthropic arm, the Cultural Fund, has announced it will increase the value of its annual fellowships from $120,000 to $285,000 this year. Read More

28 Jan 2018 | Darwin
Northern Territory students first to access nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite service multicast technology  News Image

The internet access deficit which has afflicted Australia’s rural population is on its way to being resolved starting with students in the bush. The NBN's SkyMuster satellite service will allow high end conectivity. Read More

28 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
New preschools and more places for Victorian kids News Image

Existing preschools will be updated and new ones built in Victoria to create more than 3,300 new kinder places addressing a spike in population in the state. $18 million will be earmarked to build and upgrade preschools accross the state. Read More

25 Jan 2018
Tax deductions for teachers News Image

Taxes are a bit dull, but getting money back from the government isn’t, it’s the beginning of the new year and now is the time to start planning for a nice juicy return. Read More

25 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
Expert advice on supporting kids starting or returning to school News Image

The dreaded return to school is more acute for some than others, it can be utterly traumatic. There are several things parents and teachers can do to make it easier for vulnerable students. Read More

24 Jan 2018 | Billund, Denmark
LEGO Education Maker activities  News Image

Guess what? The kids might already be doing STEAM and Maker activities without any encouragement. Any parent will have at least one kid who’s into building stuff with Lego and that means they’re touching on all the elements of STEAM. Read More

24 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
Yoobi and World Vision Australia to provide school supplies to remote indigenous communities News Image

Stationery brand Yoobi and World Vision Australia will deliver school items to some of the most remote Indigenous communities in Australia. Yoobi has donated more than half a million stationery items to some 40,000 disadvantaged kids. Read More

23 Jan 2018
Science and engineering finalists look to help News Image

Health and the environment were top of mind for the finalists of the 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards and the entrants haven’t shied from taking on the big issues. Read More

23 Jan 2018
Social and emotional behaviours are a key to successful student learning News Image

Students with well-developed and adaptive social and emotional behaviours are most likely to excel in school, according to a leading Australian educational psychology researcher. Read More

19 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
Back to school cybersecurity tips News Image

The school year is just about to start and that means thousands of logins and millions of website visits, it also means an increased risk of hacks and viruses. But there's a few basic things you can do to avoid nasties in your network. Read More

18 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
1000 Girls in Pakistan to receive education through The Big Heart Foundation and Malala Fund News Image

The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a global humanitarian charity based in Sharjah, UAE, is funding the second phase of a school for girls in Pakistan in keeping with its dedication to ensuring children have access to education. Read More

17 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
New education initiatives to strengthen ties with India News Image

India, it’s a fascinating place, increasingly a major trading partner and they like cricket, so encouraging links with the country is a no brainer. A new exchange program will see Victorian kids travel to the country. Read More