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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

 

29 Mar 2018 | Western Australia
Cancer researcher and entrepreneur win indigenous STEM awards News Image

A cancer researcher and Gunditjmara woman, Dr Jenkins took out the STEM Professional Career Achievement Award at the second Indigenous STEM Awards, announced at a ceremony in Wiluna, Western Australia. Read More

28 Mar 2018 | Queensland
Young teachers lack support, so they leave News Image

It's a hard life being a young teacher, your employment is insecure, you get little support and as a consequence, many throw their hands up and leave for a different profession. Read More

28 Mar 2018
Attendance leads to achievement News Image

If children don’t go to school regularly, their academic careers and futures look shakey, it’s one of those simple but profound realisations that can lead to better outcomes for students if policy is framed in the right way. Read More

27 Mar 2018
Australia’s brightest young historians recognised News Image

The first world war was a terrible period generally and the worst year was probably 2017, an idea which the 16 winners and runners-up in the 2018 Simpson Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious history competitions, explored this year. Read More

27 Mar 2018
Australian team announcement for the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad News Image

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) will announce the first ever team of Australian school-aged girls to participate at the 2018 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) imminently. Read More

24 Mar 2018 | National
Streaming is bad for slower students News Image

We do it as a matter of course, but streaming students looks more and more like it’s detrimental to slower students. But doing away with streaming isn’t the answer as less accomplished students progress best through structured instruction. Read More

24 Mar 2018 | National
Tests texts too taxing? News Image

We were always taught to answer the question in tests but it looks like understanding the question is often a problem in of itself and inaccessible instructions pose an obstacle to all students’ achievement. Read More

23 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Construction starts on Wesley’s Glen Waverley campus redevelopment News Image

Following the loss of ten classrooms to a fire in 2016, Wesley College has commenced the construction of a new Glen Waverley Campus redevelopment. The redeveloped site will be world class and open late 2019. Read More

23 Mar 2018 | ANZ and Pacific
ANZ partnership to support education in Pacific News Image

The Australian and New Zealand governments together with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have formalised a €12.8 million commitment with the Pacific Community (SPC) towards education in the Pacific region. Read More

22 Mar 2018 | Germany
Kids’ invention saving millions of litres of water News Image

It’s World Water Day and we’d all be a lot better off if we gave as much thought to its conservation as German brother and sister Daniel and Lara Krohn (both aged 9). Read More

20 Mar 2018 | Queensland
Gold Coast students wander galaxy with immersive, interactive learning facility News Image

Students at Coomera Anglican College on the Gold Coast can often be found trotting about the globe, in a morning they could be found visiting the pyramids of Egypt, then heading south to feel the Antarctic chill, or wander around Mars. Read More

20 Mar 2018
Top young artists showcased at 2018 SACE Art Show News Image

The 2018 SACE Art Show exhibition at Light Square Gallery features paintings and drawings, sculptures, jewellery, costumes and multimedia works created by 135 Year 12 students in the Visual Arts – Art and Design – Design subjects in 2017. Read More