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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

 

13 May 2018 | Melbourne VIC
Tomorrow Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen opens at Melbourne's Scienceworks News Image

Tomorrow Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen – a $3.7m milestone gallery redevelopment at Scienceworks is set to reveal STEM futures, it has been created with teens, for teens. Read More

13 May 2018 | NSW / ACT
NSW / ACT Catholic teachers to vote ‘yes’ to new enterprise agreement News Image

Catholic teachers and support staff in NSW and ACT schools will vote ‘yes’ to a new enterprise agreement next week, following an 18-month industrial campaign which included two stop work meetings. Read More

12 May 2018 | Melbourne
$27.5m centre for Vic high-flyers will be sited at Melbourne High News Image

High-achieving students in Victoria will have access to a $27.5 million co-educational Centre for Higher Education Studies to be built next to Melbourne High School in South Yarra. Read More

8 May 2018 | Melbourne
A night at the opera comes to classrooms News Image

Primary school students in Victoria will be able to have an intimate look at one of our better regarded operatic companies as Victorian Opera launches its new digital education series. Read More

7 May 2018 | NSW
Creativity needs to be taught, but how? News Image

As much as maths and science skills, creativity to harness them and put them to work has been put at a premium if we’re to thrive, but how is creativity taught or encouraged? Read More

1 May 2018 | Queensland
Life in the fast lane at The Southport School News Image

The Southport School with Data#3 has implemented a next-generation wireless network, now having the ability to manage more than 3000 different devices for 1600 students, and provide internet access across its 100-acre campus. Read More

23 Apr 2018 | National
Backyard farmers News Image

As more and more people come along there’s less to go around so we have to be smart, generating food from the home is a great place to start and good gardening practices are at the core of that. Read More

19 Apr 2018 | Victoria
Victoria’s western coast schools get upgrades News Image

It boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the state and special needs schools on Victoria’s far western coast are going to be looking pretty well too after some new upgrades. Read More

16 Apr 2018 | Australia
Australian National Maritime Museum hosts students from Normandy as part of WWI Centenary Commemorations News Image

In recognition of the Centenary of WWI the Australian National Maritime Museum will host students from College St Marie in Rouen, Normandy as part of the school’s Two Countries One World project. Read More

13 Apr 2018 | National
Annual Youth Survey opens News Image

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey Provides one of the better snapshots of where young people are at and it opens this year coinciding with Youth Week (13–22 April). Read More

6 Apr 2018 | National
National Youth Science Forum 2019 Year 12 Program applications open  News Image

It’s all about STEAM at the minute but it’s a huge area and students need some help navigating where they might go in the field. The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program aims to overcome some of these issues. Read More

5 Apr 2018 | melbourne
Only way is up for Melbourne inner city schools News Image

As Melbourne expands, schools in the inner city are heading upwards with the soon-to-open Prahran High School being the latest to take a vertical format. The school will join an educational precinct developing in the inner city suburb. Read More