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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

 

21 Feb 2018 | Sydney
BYOD/CYOD for Schools: Implement The Right Way News Image

Bring your own device or choose your own device (BYOD/CYOD) initially gained popularity in the corporate world, with workers using their personal devices such as tablets and mobile phones for work and schools are following suit. Read More

20 Feb 2018 | Ballarat
10,000 students now have access to tech school in central Victoria News Image

The new Ballarat Tech School has opened, giving students from 15 secondary schools in Ballarat access to the latest technology and innovative learning programs. Read More

20 Feb 2018 | Australia
$50k Yamaha music grant News Image

Yamaha Music Australia's Great Start Grant is a nationwide initiative that will see one school awarded a $50,000 grant, plus an exclusive performance from Dami Im. Read More

20 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
RMIT launches Developing Blockchain Strategy course News Image

Blockchain, it’s the coming thing we know that much, but there’s only a relative few that could tell you exactly what it’s all about. RMIT’s Developing Blockchain Strategy is Australia’s first university short course around the technology. Read More

16 Feb 2018 | Western Austrlaia
Australia needs to start maths teaching earlier for success News Image

We’re not great at maths apparently but that could all change if we were to introduce the subject at an earlier age and this might be achieved by instilling more positive attitudes in early childcare educators. Read More

16 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Careers advice vital for fulfilled lives News Image

It’s common for people to founder a bit before settling on a career, or more often, settling for one, it just isn’t a recipe for a happy, fulfilled life. The issue could be handled better with appropriate careers advice. Read More

16 Feb 2018
NBN Co launches STEM+X initiative to skill students for tomorrow’s workforce News Image

The best way to get kids to learn is to make them enjoy it and The STEM+X initiative will see eight schools across Australia participate in a nationwide pilot where students will apply their personal interests to learning science and technology skills. Read More

16 Feb 2018
Moving forward: STEM education in a selection of schools in Victoria News Image

STEM is a hot button issue in education in Australian schools. What does effective integration of the four disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in teaching and learning look like? Read More

15 Feb 2018
Online learning aids the scientific mind News Image

Online teaching may help middle school students’ attitudes towards and outcomes in science, facilitated by interactive features native to the net like pop-up definitions, interactive diagrams and online collaboration. Read More

15 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Government schools still receiving less funding? News Image

Some research from Save our Schools puts paid to the idea that Government and Private schools were drawing even in terms of funding. New figures show that government funding increases continue to favour private schools. Read More

14 Feb 2018
Teacher registration review begins News Image

With a review of teacher registration now agreed upon by all education ministers, The National Review of Teacher Registration Expert Panel has commenced the first stages of the process, meeting to agree upon ways of working. Read More

14 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
First stage of 10-year redevelopment at Marcellin College complete News Image

A $20 million refurbishment and extension of the historic Hermitage building at Melbourne’s Marcellin College – the first stage of a 10-year master plan led by project management consultants Montlaur – is now complete. Read More