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Better services and more homes needed to support aspirations of indigenous young

It’s tough being a young indigenous person, they face severe challenges in most aspects of life and are still generally less happy and secure than their non-indigenous counterparts. Mission Australia’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report showed that Indigenous respondents were acutely concerned about drugs, bullying/emotional abuse, personal safety... Read More

 

15 May 2018 | NZ
Phonics is choice for NZ primary schools News Image

What is old has become new again as New Zealand primary schools pivot towards phonics and away from the whole language approach as children's literacy in the country continues to lag that of other comparable nations. Read More

13 May 2018 | Melbourne VIC
Tomorrow Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen opens at Melbourne's Scienceworks News Image

Tomorrow Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen – a $3.7m milestone gallery redevelopment at Scienceworks is set to reveal STEM futures, it has been created with teens, for teens. Read More

13 May 2018 | NSW / ACT
NSW / ACT Catholic teachers to vote ‘yes’ to new enterprise agreement News Image

Catholic teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT schools will vote ‘yes’ to a new enterprise agreement next week, following an 18-month industrial campaign which included two stop work meetings. Read More

12 May 2018 | Melbourne
$27.5m centre for Vic high-flyers will be sited at Melbourne High News Image

High-achieving students in Victoria will have access to a $27.5 million co-educational Centre for Higher Education Studies to be built next to Melbourne High School in South Yarra. Read More

11 May 2018
Montessori supports Gonski 2.0 News Image

Montessori Australia has come out in support of Gonski’s recommendation to place the learning growth of each student at the centre of the Australian education model. Read More

10 May 2018 | National
NAPLAN paints half of the equity picture News Image

Research out of Western Australia from Glenn Savage at the Uni WA indicates that the NAPLAN data gives an indication of what is happening around equity but is far from a comprehensive picture of student abilities and outcomes. Read More

9 May 2018 | Finalns
Help with homework no help News Image

You can help a kid with their homework but there are ways to do it; too much help is a detriment to their development of persistence and self-reliance. As the children showed persistence more opportunities for autonomous work were given. Read More

9 May 2018 | USA
Class clowns have short careers News Image

They’re the stars of the class and playground, but their careers are brief. In Year 1 and 2 class clowns are the most sought after playmates and the centre of attention, but by Year 3 things change. Read More

8 May 2018 | Melbourne
A night at the opera comes to classrooms News Image

Primary school students in Victoria will be able to have an intimate look at one of our better regarded operatic companies as Victorian Opera launches its new digital education series. Read More

7 May 2018
Big problem, shrimpy solution News Image

A bright idea and some mentoring will take 15-year-old Angelina Arora all the way to the USA; Arora’s shrimp bioplastic will be representing Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh. Read More

7 May 2018 | NSW
Creativity needs to be taught, but how? News Image

As much as maths and science skills, creativity to harness them and put them to work has been put at a premium if we’re to thrive, but how is creativity taught or encouraged? Read More

4 May 2018
More maths focus needed News Image

We’re not doing enough maths. It isn’t being taken up by senior high school students and it isn’t a pre-requisite for a lot of uni courses which always used to require it, resulting in a shortage of properly trained maths professionals. Read More