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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

 

1 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Gaming education News Image

If there was one thing that came out of the recently released Digital Australia Report which looked into the effects of gaming in Australia it’s that video games have infused every part of the society. Read More

1 Dec 2017 | Melbourne
Schrole Verify background checks international job applicants News Image

So they looked right, the CV was excellent and the references immaculate, but there was something, just a suspicion, that all was not well with the new international job applicant. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Nelbourne
Mentoring girls into maths News Image

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and the BHP Billiton Foundation’s Choose Maths Gender Report makes for some concerning reading. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
Schools still gatekeeping disabled students News Image

We’ve come a long way toward inclusion of disabled students in schools but we’re far from done. While a lot of schools are doing a great job with disabled students some are still actively blocking them from attending. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
There’s more than one path to a satisfying career News Image

We all make youthful mistakes, it's just the ones we make with regard to education are particularly persistent. Too many students are dropping out of uni, too many regret the electives they’ve chosen. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
Recognising the value of industry-driven skills   News Image

There’s nothing wrong with a job where you come home with your hands dirty and sweat upon your brow, plenty will tell you of the fun to be had in physical work and indeed many trades can be very financially rewarding. Read More

30 Nov 2017 | Australia
NDIS exclusion of education a missed opportunity News Image

The opportunity to develop a progressive disability policy-funding system providing seamless access to appropriate services and support has not been realised with the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, show researchers from Deakin University. Read More

26 Nov 2017 | Grenada, Spain
8–11 year-old children who exercise have more gray matter than obese peers News Image

Spanish researchers have found that youngsters who take part in exercise for at least three nights a week had more grey matter in areas of the brain linked to reading and verbal communication than obese children that didn't. Read More

26 Nov 2017
Arts:Live adds Sustainable Songs to online lessons News Image

Sustainable Songs is a new music resource developed by Arts:Live in partnership with The a2 Milk Company. The project takes children through a process of making and playing fruit and veggie instruments and then recycling the scraps to make a delicious Musical Soup. Read More

26 Nov 2017
NSW DEC challenges construction and design community to develop model to reduce demountables News Image

The construction and design community is being challenged to develop a new high-quality, classroom model that can reduce the number of demountable classrooms used in NSW government schools. Read More

26 Nov 2017 | Perth WA
Outstanding teachers recognised in WA 2017 Education Awards News Image

Outstanding teachers, administrators and schools have been recognised in the 2017 WA Education Awards. The individual award winners received $25,000, 50% for professional development and 50% cash. Finalists in each category received $2500. The primary and secondary schools and The WA Premier’s Excellence in Aboriginal Education winners received $15.000. Read More

24 Nov 2017 | Melbourne
Vic government spends up on school upgrades News Image

The Victorian Government has committed heavily to upgrading schools around the state, investing $2.5 billion over three years. Read More