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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

 

9 Jul 2018
STEM experts in every school? Maybe News Image

The federal government plan to ensure every Australian school has at least one teacher specialised in mathematics or science is a good idea that might well remain so. Read More

9 Jul 2018
Kids can win cash with the ATO’s Tax, Super + You Competition News Image

It probably isn’t a great idea to be too creative with your taxes but that’s not the case with The Australian Taxation Office’s 2018 Tax, Super +You competition, with entries exploring how tax and/or super contributes to the community. Read More

9 Jul 2018 | National
School’s out on SES funding News Image

There has been a lot of concern around the rethinking of SES scores but the government is keen to stress that the process is in its early stages.
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6 Jul 2018 | National
Don't rush SES changes News Image

If there are changes to be made to the way SES is calculated following the National School Resourcing Board (NSRB) review, rigorous testing and observation should be carried out before anything is done. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | National
It pays to learn what you can claim at tax time News Image

While tax can be boring, refunds aren’t and it’s useful to know what you can and can’t claim so that return is as nice and fat as possible. One thing to remember; you can only claim the work-related part of expenses. Read More

5 Jul 2018
Little J and Big Cuz winner at Logies News Image

A fun, educational program aimed at supporting Indigenous children in making the transition from home to school, Little J & Big Cuz was the first show of its kind to focus on Indigenous kids, their culture and their ways of being. Read More

5 Jul 2018
Six $5000 NGS Super Scholarship Awards to be won News Image

Applications are now open for the 2018 NGS Super Scholarship Awards which offers six $5000 scholarships to its members working in independent education. Winners can undertake professional development or a project or initiative. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | International
Cyberbullies tracked and smashed with new tool News Image

Nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram can be tracked and smashed with a new digital tool which can scan massive amounts of social media data, sending alerts to parents or network administrators. Read More

5 Jul 2018 | Melbourne
St. Bernard’s Primary finds evidence boosts learning News Image

It took some doing, but by taking time to have a good look at what was happening at St. Bernard’s Primary in Melbourne, the school has set itself on course for a more responsive, informed way of teaching and learning. Read More

2 Jul 2018 | National
Better training for rural school principals needed News Image

Professional development to equip country principals to address incidents of domestic violence, juvenile justice, mental health and issues relating to indigenous students, in addition to student learning should be a priority. Read More

29 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
Deep-seated discrimination for disabled in Victorian schools   News Image

Schools in Victoria have been given the right to assess their own progress around inclusiveness for disabled children and they have dropped the ball as the disabled continue to experience exclusion and disadvantage. Read More

27 Jun 2018 | National
Training and standards boosted for pre-service teachers News Image

A close eye on the quality of pre-service teachers’ training and standards will help to develop teaching graduates who are up to scratch and work ready. AITSL will play a key role. Read More