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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

 

1 Mar 2018 | Sydney
Sydney school spearheads sports head injury care News Image

Head trauma incurred during sport is serious, what’s more is the damage is cumulative, beginning on the school sports field, and often it isn’t until later life that the full effects come to light. Read More

28 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Studies say increased funding benefits disadvantaged students News Image

Riddle me this: at a time when governments both state and federal have a preoccupation with education and an era where the testing of student performance has never been more thorough why are NAPLAN scores going nowhere? Read More

27 Feb 2018 | USA
The best predictor of student success is… News Image

The best way to predict a student’s success in later life isn’t their exam results or their NAPLAN score, it’s their attitude and their grasp of the basics according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Read More

27 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
New upgrades for historic school in Port Melbourne News Image

Work is set to begin on a new $5.4 million upgrade of Port Melbourne Primary School. The upgrade includes a new multi-purpose gymnasium, with indoor basketball and netball courts and the local community will have access to the facilities. Read More

27 Feb 2018 | Victoria
$5.7m upgrade underway at Warragul Regional College News Image

Students across the Warragul region will soon be enjoying new facilities with a major upgrade at the Warragul Regional College which is one of the oldest secondary schools in Australia. Read More

26 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Call for Gallup Student Poll 2018 registration News Image

The 2018 Australia/NZ Gallup Student Poll is open for registration. This  poll surveys ANZ Students in Years 5–13 on non-cognitive measures like hope, well-being, engagement, entrepreneurial aspiration and career and financial literacy. Read More

26 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Australian schools get resources from Woolworths Earn & Learn  News Image

Aussie schools and early learning centres are set to receive more than 300,000 vital education resources from this week, with Woolworths store managers delivering equipment as part of the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Read More

23 Feb 2018
Tech and agriculture entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students News Image

Increasingly technology has become essential to how our food is grown and AgriFutures™ startup.business teaches school kids in regional Australia to solve problems facing agriculture with innovation and entrepreneurialism. Read More

23 Feb 2018 | Perth
Data and equity make learning visible: an Invitational Road Map News Image

John Young, Principal of Clarkson Community High School, has seen the difference visible learning makes. An emphasis on research and data has focused teachers’ attention on the why, how and what of accelerating student learning. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | South Australia
SA business and education working together on STEAM News Image

It looks like education and industry are beginning to work together on the direction that STEAM education will take if the SMARTSchool which opened this week on the University of South Australia’s Magill Campus is any indication. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Sydney
Union says link between NAPLAN and HSC must go News Image

The criticism of NAPLAN continues apace with the IEUA NSW/ACT calling on NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to rethink the link between NAPLAN results and the award of the Higher School Certificate. Read More

21 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge kicks off for 2018 News Image

Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2018 is expected to attract 250,000 eager readers this year, it’s a good program having been the catalyst for millions of books read by kids in the state. Read More