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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

 

3 Sep 2018 | NSW
High standards for teachers in NSW public system News Image

Teaching graduates will need a credit average in their degree and must prove superior cognitive and emotional intelligence in a psychometric test administered by the Department to teach in NSW public schools. Read More

3 Sep 2018 | NSW
Teach consent to children as young as four News Image

Educating children about what is OK and what isn’t and giving them the ability to say no to anything that doesn’t feel right with regards to their bodies should be started young. Read More

3 Sep 2018
Victoria’s top schools announced News Image

Good Education Group’s The Good Schools Guide has revealed the best performing schools in Victoria based on VCE study scores.
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2 Sep 2018 | Qld
Youth touring program coming to schools all over Queensland News Image

Queensland Music Festival has revealed its 2019 Youth Touring program with the Arts Council again bringing award-winning artists and theatre works to Queensland schools. Read More

2 Sep 2018 | Ireland
Parenting in Ireland Queensland style News Image

Ireland has a child behaviour problem, the prevalence rate of behavioural problems sits at 15% for nine-year-olds in Ireland and it has a lot to do with the parenting that these children are receiving. Read More

30 Aug 2018 | National
Making fresh fruit and veg fun News Image

You can lead a kid to veggies but it’s tough to get them interested in eating them, unless you make it fun that is and Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your Fruit and Veg program seeks to put fun back into fresh food. Read More

29 Aug 2018 | National
Narrow curriculum obsession is 'playing with future of children' News Image

An obsession with NAPLAN testing is narrowing the curriculum focus as literacy and numeracy are best learned in meaningful contexts according to CQUniversity Professor Ken Purnell. Read More

29 Aug 2018 | Victoria
Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards finalists announced News Image

Four finalists have been nominated  for the Vic Premier’s Sustainability Awards for projects focusing on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.
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28 Aug 2018 | National
New board to be appointed to PAI News Image

The current Principals Australia Institute (PAI) Board will resign on September 27th and the members, APPA and ASPA will appoint a new board of directors.
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28 Aug 2018 | National
NAPLAN results are in – but what does NAPLAN result in? News Image

Prof Beryl Exley says discussion needs to move beyond NAPLAN results to the impact of NAPLAN on children’s education and Assoc Prof Jihyun Lee says the government should better explain it's purpose. Read More

28 Aug 2018 | National
NAPLAN another year, not much change News Image

The release of NAPLAN results this year occurred with little fanfare and that has much to do with the very modest results achieved.
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28 Aug 2018 | National
Brain plasticity. The good news, the bad news, and the good news News Image

The ability for the brain to rewire itself, is, of course good news. However, the brain’s ability to rewire itself has what may be thought of as having a ‘sting in the tail.’Read More