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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

 

14 Feb 2018 | Sydney
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2018 showcases HSC Artists News Image

It’s a real shame that the incredible standard of artworks produced by students for the HSC in NSW doesn't get wider exposure but ARTEXPRESS goes some way to addressing that. Read More

9 Feb 2018
Winners of 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards News Image

Winners of this year’s BHP Science and Engineering awards were given a nod for their innovative ideas on robotics and products designed to help the less fortunate and the environment. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Adelaide
PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school News Image

Bullying has been an unavoidable if nasty part of school life for far too long, while a solution seemed intractable, a potential remedy has been found by Flinders University researchers and what’s more it seems to work across cultures. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Adelaide
Education about existing laws is needed to reduce cyberbullying – not new laws, experts say News Image

It’s hard to know what to do with cyber bullies, the consequences of their actions are real and severe though. But turning them into criminals probably isn’t advisable says a submission from a group of experts. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Queensland
City schools to help bring arts education to regional Queensland students with launch of new Outreach initiative News Image

So you're interested in booking a well-received school production but may not have the resources, what next?  Queensland Music Festival is calling out to large, metro Queensland schools to help take arts performances to rural students. Read More

9 Feb 2018
Additional call for Aboriginal STEM Scholarship applicants News Image

Aboriginal students are being strongly encouraged to apply for one of five STEM Scholarships offered in the latest round, which opened on Friday 19 January 2018. Read More

9 Feb 2018
Assessment tool to focus on ability of students with disability News Image

Educators and support staff will find it easier to recognise and respond to the learning needs of students with significant intellectual disability through a tool which will be introduced into South Australian public schools over the next two years. Read More

9 Feb 2018 | Queensland
Does NAPLAN make the grade? News Image

They say whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting over, similarly NAPLAN has been a source of contention since its beginning and now experts and politicians are calling for a thorough review of what NAPLAN is and what it’s for. Read More

2 Feb 2018 | Brisbane
ClassCoach’s short cycle to better teaching News Image

Everything you read will tell you that short cycle data, the assessment of students’ progress in close to real time, is the best way to improve results; you get to see where each student is after every lesson and adjust teaching on the fly. Read More

2 Feb 2018 | ACT
The good, the bad, the hopeful? Social media, the internet and young people News Image

Young people are becoming increasingly sexualized at a young age due to the prevalence of online pornography and others are being exposed to radicalising and terrorism-related materials via the internet. Read More

1 Feb 2018 | Northern Territory
Investment in early childhood is critical to improving Australia’s education outcomes News Image

Lifting Our Game, the final report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools through Early Childhood Interventions, has indicated that an investment in early childhood education pays off in later years. Read More

1 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Innovation strategy a boost for maths News Image

If we’re to be relevant in the future we’ll need to brush up on our maths teaching according to Innovation and Science Australia’s (ISA) vision outlined in Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation. Read More