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Orleans style education is winning

How do you turn the fortunes of kids in tough school environments around? Autonomy and accountability, if the New Orleans experience is to be believed. 
   While the rest of the schools in Louisiana are mired in processes and procedures handed down from on high, teachers and principals in New Orleans are given autonomy around curriculum, with the trade off being that they have to meet a certain set of standards. Read More

 

9 Apr 2018 | USA
School success reverses early damage News Image

An ongoing study follows the same individuals over several decades to investigate how childhood maltreatment effects the child’s future and how those that have overcome a bad childhood have done it. Read More

9 Apr 2018
Course tackles male violence young News Image

The award-winning White ribbon professional development program is a course adapted for primary and secondary schools which provides teachers with tools to tackle men’s violence against women before it starts. Read More

6 Apr 2018 | National
National Youth Science Forum 2019 Year 12 Program applications open  News Image

It’s all about STEAM at the minute but it’s a huge area and students need some help navigating where they might go in the field. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program aims to overcome some of these issues. Read More

6 Apr 2018
Largest ever global study finds kids not active enough News Image

New research confirms what many suspect about the ipad generation’s activity level, i.e. the majority are not getting enough of it. The Uni of WA study gathered data over two years of observing pre and elementary school kids. Read More

5 Apr 2018 | National
Leadership actions matter: It begins with you! News Image

Recent years have brought a crescendo of support for today’s schools to facilitate the development of new skillsets and mindsets that will enable students to thrive amidst the changes and challenges of the 21st Century. Read More

5 Apr 2018 | melbourne
Only way is up for Melbourne inner city schools News Image

As Melbourne expands, schools in the inner city are heading upwards with the soon-to-open Prahran High School being the latest to take a vertical format. The school will join an educational precinct developing in the inner city suburb. Read More

5 Apr 2018 | Melbourne
Maths classes drone on News Image

Holy Spirit Community School Year 5–6 teacher and eLearning Leader Ben Lannen will show next week’s TeachTechPlay conference how drones can teach maths and team work. Read More

3 Apr 2018 | Paris
Trinity flautist first Australian at elite Paris music school News Image

Overachieving 2017 Trinity graduate Brian Kim is the first Australian flautist ever to be accepted for under graduate study at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Read More

3 Apr 2018 | USA
Sleepy students improve grades with individual schedules News Image

Do you have a night owl or a daytime finch or maybe a morning lark in your class? Whichever category students fall into has big implications for their performance. Read More

1 Apr 2018 | International
Why good teachers leave the profession News Image

Teachers leave the profession regularly, especially the good ones, money is one reason, but it isn’t the primary one, the most significant reason teachers gave for leaving their last job was career advancement or development. Read More

31 Mar 2018 | National
Boys’ club leads to bullying of females in schools News Image

Around half of female teachers say that they’ve experienced discrimination in schools which isn’t great, but on the upside around half also reported that they’re happy enough in their jobs. Read More

30 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Teacher registration changed to consider child safety News Image

An independent review into the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has seen children’s safety placed front and centre when assessing prospective teachers’ suitability for the profession. Read More