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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

 

23 Apr 2018 | National
Tertiary participation at risk of decline News Image

Falling participation levels in tertiary education could put Australia’s future productivity at risk, as post-school qualifications will be essential for most new jobs the latest paper by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University warns. Read More

23 Apr 2018 | National
Backyard farmers News Image

As more and more people come along there’s less to go around so we have to be smart, generating food from the home is a great place to start and good gardening practices are at the core of that. Read More

20 Apr 2018 | Tasmania
Creating powerful learning in mathematics News Image

The enduring outcome of STEM education is the students’ ability to discover, create and use foundational knowledge in STEM in real-life, founded in meaningful real-world challenges and integrated within community and culture. Read More

19 Apr 2018 | Victoria
Victoria’s western coast schools get upgrades News Image

It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the state and special needs schools on Victoria’s far western coast are going to be looking pretty well too after some new upgrades. Read More

18 Apr 2018 | Brisbane, Qld
More professional development opportunities for educators in Queensland News Image

Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and Growth Coaching International (GCI) have entered a partnership promoting coaching-focused professional development programs for educators in Queensland. Read More

18 Apr 2018
One third of Australian students regret uni choice News Image

The number of Australians continuing to further education is on the rise, but it looks like that means more students who are unhappy with their choice of University and course. Read More

18 Apr 2018 | United Kingdom
Learning while you sleep News Image

Maybe sleeping should be encouraged in class; it’s been found that the brain is working hard when we’re napping, forming connections that play an important role in the formation and retention of new memories. Read More

17 Apr 2018 | Virginia, USA
Tell tales a good thing? News Image

Research out of the University of Virginia sheds new light on why young children tell and raises the question of whether tattling should necessarily be discouraged in early childhood. Read More

17 Apr 2018 | Queensland
Teachers are health care workers News Image

Educators wear many hats and increasingly it’s the healthcare one. Queensland school teachers are chalking up around $230 million a year in health-related work, most of it pastoral care. Read More

16 Apr 2018 | Australia
Australian National Maritime Museum hosts students from Normandy as part of WWI Centenary Commemorations News Image

In recognition of the Centenary of WWI the Australian National Maritime Museum will host students from College St Marie in Rouen, Normandy as part of the school’s Two Countries One World project. Read More

13 Apr 2018 | National
Annual Youth Survey opens News Image

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey Provides one of the better snapshots of where young people are at and it opens this year coinciding with Youth Week (13–22 April). Read More

11 Apr 2018 | National
Poor NAPLAN communication reduces parents’ view of value News Image

In a week that’s seen NAPLAN’s writing test criticised that it did not promote clear expression, the program’s communication of results and their implications to parents is being pilloried for a lack of clarity. Read More