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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

 

29 Jul 2018 | Australia
littleBIGidea winners will fly to the NASA Kennedy Space Centre News Image

The search for Australia’s brightest young inventors is officially underway, as Origin’s littleBIGidea competition launches for its fifth year, with engineer, inventor and futurist, Dr Jordan Nugyen returning as head judge and ambassador. Read More

29 Jul 2018 | Melbourne
Go Girl Go For IT aims to close the IT gender gap for Victorian students News Image

2000 girls from 73 Victorian schools will attend Go Girl, Go For IT on 16 August at Deakin Uni Burwood Campus – the event is hosted by the Victorian ICT for Women network which aims to inspire female students to consider a career in IT. Read More

25 Jul 2018 | National
Musica Viva 2019 season launch News Image

Musica Viva’s shows for the coming year have been announced and the program will continue its work taking live music and educational resources to children all over Australia. Read More

25 Jul 2018 | National
Risk management in schools News Image

Risk management is the kind of thing that can be put on the back burner but it is a great way to avoid problems, and having some processes in place if or when things do go wrong is a great advantage. Read More

25 Jul 2018 | Queensland
Site brings military history to life News Image

RSL Queensland’s website RSL Education provides student activities, teaching notes and engaging multimedia content tailored to suit students of all ages covering the ADF's activities of the last century. Read More

24 Jul 2018 | South Australia
SACE grows in Asia News Image

They must be doing something right in South Australian education as seven more schools in Asia will teach the world-class South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) for the first time from 2019. Read More

24 Jul 2018 | NSW
Sounds like a phonics debate News Image

Phonics has been controversial for years and leading educators will meet in Sydney next week to further the debate. They will present and argue the case for particular methods as well as the limitations of approaches. Read More

18 Jul 2018 | National
94% of Indigenous boarding students complete Year 12 News Image

It looks like sending Indigenous students to boarding schools is one of the more successful programs to address deficits in indigenous opportunity and career and life outcomes. Read More

18 Jul 2018 | National
Malware attacks most common at school return News Image

The return from school holidays can be a drag in a number of ways but the most damaging is the threat of malware attacks. Often staff and students bring in a device that's been infected at home. Read More

17 Jul 2018 | Victoria
$5000 for inclusive education equipment in Vic News Image

Victorian schools will receive an additional $5000 to invest in specialised equipment and assistive technology that supports students with disabilities and additional learning needs. Read More

17 Jul 2018 | NSW
Theatre and science come together to boost littlies in STEM News Image

What do you get when a leading medical research facility and an internationally acclaimed theatre company work together? World leading STEM resources. Read More

16 Jul 2018 | National
How can kids dodge national debt disaster? News Image

We’re awash with debt, deluged by it; one in six Australians is struggling with credit card debt and we’re around second in the world when it comes to private debt. Something needs to be done. Read More