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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 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Golden Plains first ever High School open for business News Image

Families across Bannockburn and Golden Plains finally have access to a local high school with the state-of-the-art Bannockburn P–12 College opening its doors this week. Read More

31 Jan 2018 | South Australia
Expansion of transition services for students with disability News Image

The services offered by the Daws Road and Prospect Transition Centres will expand over the next three years to include a statewide consultative service for teachers and leaders in schools. Read More

31 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
$8.28 million to upgrade Abbotsford Primary School News Image

Better classrooms and a new covered sports area will be part of an $8.28 million upgrade of Abbotsford Primary School (in inner Melbourne) which was built in 1877. Read More

31 Jan 2018 | Brisbane
Machinam gets maths in context News Image

Making the connection between maths and the real world can be a bit of a leap but if there’s a group of people who know how to apply maths in real life situations it’s engineers; using formulae to solve practical problems is what they do. Read More

31 Jan 2018 | Sydney
Equity needed for STEM innovation in schools News Image

While policy makers acknowledge the importance of STEM in schools, Dr Jane Hunter from the STEM Education Futures Research Centre at UTS says not enough focus has been placed on teacher learning, resources and infrastructure. Read More

31 Jan 2018 | Sydney
Classrooms powered by renewable energy to be trialled in NSW schools News Image

Classrooms powered entirely by renewable energy and able to power two other classrooms has got to be a good thing and ‘Hivve’ modular classrooms, now being trialled, amazingly, can do just that. Read More

30 Jan 2018 | Queensland
Revolutionary technology provides teachers with virtual assistants to enhance the classroom News Image

Queensland based organisation List Premier Education (List Premier) has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based, digital support tool called ZenoBot, to assist teachers and other education/training providers. Read More

29 Jan 2018 | Northern Territory
New dual campus opens in Palmerston News Image

Palmerston NT students are set to benefit from the opening of a new dual campus education facility formed by Rosebery Middle School and Palmerston Senior College joining. Read More

29 Jan 2018
Teachers eligible for rich Copyright Agency award News Image

The Copyright Agency’s philanthropic arm, the Cultural Fund, has announced it will increase the value of its annual fellowships from $120,000 to $285,000 this year. Read More

28 Jan 2018 | Darwin
Northern Territory students first to access nbn™ Sky Muster™ satellite service multicast technology  News Image

The internet access deficit which has afflicted Australia’s rural population is on its way to being resolved starting with students in the bush. The NBN's SkyMuster satellite service will allow high end conectivity. Read More

28 Jan 2018 | Melbourne
New preschools and more places for Victorian kids News Image

Existing preschools will be updated and new ones built in Victoria to create more than 3,300 new kinder places addressing a spike in population in the state. $18 million will be earmarked to build and upgrade preschools accross the state. Read More

25 Jan 2018
Tax deductions for teachers News Image

Taxes are a bit dull, but getting money back from the government isn’t, it’s the beginning of the new year and now is the time to start planning for a nice juicy return. Read More