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Qualified approval of MiniLit for struggling Year 1 readers

Evidence for Learning has published its evaluation report on MiniLit, a small group, phonics-based, program for struggling Year 1 readers. Early support for struggling readers is crucial to putting them on a path to reading achievement, which is a key predictor for future academic success. With an ongoing public debate about effective reading approaches, this report is an important contribution to the discussion. MiniLit did not have an additional impact on passage reading, but there was evidence of significant improvement in foundational skills. Read More

 

14 Aug 2018 | Queensland
Sheldon College Repertoire of Sound beats the competition News Image

Sheldon College were voted as National Champions and Place Winner for all ensemble prize categories entered at the 2018 Australian Percussion Eisteddfod recently. Read More

14 Aug 2018 | National
More women and girls in maths thanks to AMSI News Image

Established as a collaboration of Australia’s university mathematics departments and agencies, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) membership and global impact have grown. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | Melbourne
Migrant school cleaners among most vulnerable News Image

The Fair Work Ombudsman has forced Veracity Property Services Pty Ltd to improve compliance and back-pay two Sri Lankan workers who provided cleaning services to a southeast Melbourne government school. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | National
Teachers enlisted to train fussy eaters News Image

Fussy eaters are hard to win over and it takes a combined effort shared between parents, carers, grandparents and teachers to help the most fussy eaters to eat healthy, varied diets during their preschool and early school years. Read More

10 Aug 2018 | National
Robots, Martians and scientists to invade classrooms News Image

Dancing robots, tales from the high seas and news from outer space will all make their way into more than 350 Australian classrooms today as part of the CSIRO-led STEM in Schools event. Read More

10 Aug 2018
Echuca school upgrades and special school News Image

The Vic Government will invest $16.7 million to build the final two stages of the Echuca Regeneration Project, upgrading Echuca Twin Rivers Primary School and creating a new Echuca P-12 Special School. Read More

3 Aug 2018 | Sydney
Sydney Science Festival at venues all over town News Image

Sydney Science Festival kicks off its 2018 program with 13 days jam-packed with over 200 events across 90 venues in store. The Festival will be coming venues around Sydney from Tuesday 7  –Sunday 19 August. Read More

3 Aug 2018
$1 million for primary kids’ digital literacy research News Image

An Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship awarded to Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Prof Kathy Mills to explore how harnessing all the senses can enhance the digital literacy of primary students. Read More

2 Aug 2018 | Vic
Global education leaders to meet in Melbourne News Image

A gathering of education experts from around the world, The Asia Society Global Cities Education Network symposium will be coming to Victoria in 2019 owing to the state's performance in international benchmarks. Read More

2 Aug 2018 | National
Games & gambling not kids stuff News Image

Gambling is insidious, it seems to pervade sport and a lot of social activity, it has also crept into the video games that so fascinate our kids and there are calls for something to be done. Read More

2 Aug 2018 | National
Unqualified teachers sent to classrooms, costing millions News Image

We need STEAM teachers and the High Achieving Teachers Program’ (HATP) is supposed to help with that, however the Australian Education Union has its concerns. Read More

1 Aug 2018 | National
Teens find “creepy” apps follow them News Image

We’re on them all the time but is the phone using you more than you’re using it? Quite possibly, scarily we only have an inkling of what is going on behind the screen. Read More