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Qualified approval of MiniLit for struggling Year 1 readers

Evidence for Learning has published its evaluation report on MiniLit, a small group, phonics-based, program for struggling Year 1 readers. Early support for struggling readers is crucial to putting them on a path to reading achievement, which is a key predictor for future academic success. With an ongoing public debate about effective reading approaches, this report is an important contribution to the discussion. MiniLit did not have an additional impact on passage reading, but there was evidence of significant improvement in foundational skills. Read More


29 Oct 2018 | National
$1.5 mil funding for school leaders from Menzies Foundation News Image

New funding of $1.5 million from the Menzies Foundation over the next three years for school leaders is open for applications.
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27 Oct 2018 | Northern Territory
NT Education Awards: winners announced News Image

Teachers, principals and support staff have been honoured for the outstanding work they do at the annual Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards, held at Parliament House on 26 October. Read More

26 Oct 2018 | National
Advantaged schools get first dibs on the best teachers News Image

Australia allocates more and better teacher resources to socio-economically advantaged schools than to disadvantaged schools.
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25 Oct 2018 | National
The final countdown has begun for the ATO’s Tax, Super + You comp News Image

Australian high school students have less than two weeks left to submit their creative entry for the Australian Taxation Office’s Tax, Super + You competition to be in the running for cash and a work placement with the ATO. Read More

25 Oct 2018 | National
Regional teachers wanted for fully-funded mentorship with Bell Shakespeare     News Image

Teachers from regional, rural and remote Australian schools are invited to apply for a fully-funded year-long mentorship with Australia’s national theatre company, Bell Shakespeare. Read More

25 Oct 2018 | Australia
Improving non-urban schools could add $56 billion to GDP News Image

Australia could add more than $56 billion to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country. Read More

23 Oct 2018 | National
Early childhood educators need some quiet time News Image

Infant-toddler educators can improve their skills through reflecting with peers on pedagogical practices, deeper reflections achieved in collaborative groups were only ever achieved by being with others. Read More

22 Oct 2018 | Queensland
Jonathan Thurston wrong foots Woodridge High with a visit News Image

A group of 180 students at Woodridge State High School who had been taking part in NRL legend Jonathan Thurston’s JT Succeed Program, an initiative of his JT Academy, were treated to a surprise visit from the man himself. Read More

21 Oct 2018 | Australia
Digital Ambassadors in $1 million anti-(cyber)bullying project News Image

Facebook, Instagram and PROJECT ROCKIT have teamed up to announce a landmark $1 million anti-(cyber)bullying partnership for Australian high school students.
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20 Oct 2018 | Australia
Primary schools could be the key to reducing youth suicide News Image

Reducing the incidence of anxiety disorders in primary school aged children makes sense both from the obvious immediate reduction of significant suffering but also as another tool in the struggle to reduce the nation’s youth suicide rate. Read More

18 Oct 2018 | National
60,000 regional school students to have best seat in the house  News Image

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is launching ATYP On Demand, a theatre streaming platform to give remote and low SES students free access to theatre made by young people, for young people. Read More

17 Oct 2018
Tax deductions for teachers News Image

As the October 31st tax deadline is approaching, now is the time for teachers and those working in education who haven’t yet lodged to get their taxes up to date. Read More