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APPA welcomes the reappointment of Senator Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education
20 Jul 2016 | Australia
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Simon Birmingham and Karen Andrews take ministerial roles for education in federal parliament. APPA welcomes the return of Senator Simon Birmingham and Quality Schools, Quality Outcomes election document. Read More

Early years numeracy supports transition and later maths achievement
20 Jul 2016 | Australia
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Children’s numeracy knowledge when they enter school provides a foundation for their school maths achievement and strongly predicts their maths competence later in school, according to a report by ACER. Read More

Funds allocation in Victoria
19 Jul 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Government allocated funding to improve schools in West Gippsland and Latrobe Valley. 30 students from regional Victoria were funded to study at JMSS. And schools are invited to apply for grants to create facilities for special needs students. Read More

HSC Study Lab honoured at awards
18 Jul 2016 | Macquarie University, NSW
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Macquarie University's HSC Study Lab is a new way for year 11 and 12 students to learn content-heavy subjects such as biology and chemistry and it has been honoured at the NSW 2016 AIIA iAwards. Read More

Changes in SA good for NT too
18 Jul 2016 | NT, Australia
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SA implements changes to modernise SACE and NTCET exam delivery. NT continues work on ensuring kids stay in school by launching another strategy aimed at improving school attendance rates. Read More

Centre aims to improve relationship between schools and parents
15 Jul 2016 | University of Tasmania
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The Ian Potter Foundation has provided funding for University of Tasmania's Peter Underwood Centre to implement a program designed for school leaders to support and promote parent–school partnerships. Read More

Defence school transition aides help
14 Jul 2016 | James Cook University
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A James Cook University researcher has been studying the help given to children with a parent deployed on active duty with the military. DSTAs are employed to help students when a parent is deployed to a war zone. Read More

Early intervention in family violence
13 Jul 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Victoria has instigated a massive overhaul of the child protection system, including early childcare educators as key in possibly identifying family violence and connecting vulnerable families to support and services. Read More

Using music to manage emotions
12 Jul 2016 | University of Queensland
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University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Genevieve Dingle has been road-testing a musical intervention program for adolescents with encouraging results. Read More

It’s more than just Medicare, it’s education too
11 Jul 2016 | Australia
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Phillip Spratt, Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) President, calls on all parties to look beyond just Medicare after the recent election. They need to rethink their funding policies on public education. Read More

Renowned educational leader awarded NAIDOC Person of the Year
11 Jul 2016 | Darwin. Australia
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NAIDOC Person of the Year 2016 went to Professor Chris Sarra, a Goreng Goreng man from Bundaberg, for his extraordinary efforts of the past 20 years to improving Aboriginal educational outcomes throughout Australia. Read More

Victorian students visit Vietnam to mark 50th anniversary
10 Jul 2016 | Victoria, Australia
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Ten Victorian students were chosen to visit Vietnam as part of a study tour to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. The Vietnam War was Australia's longest conflict of the 20th century with more than 500 Australians killed. Read More