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Better services and more homes needed to support aspirations of indigenous young

It’s tough being a young indigenous person, they face severe challenges in most aspects of life and are still generally less happy and secure than their non-indigenous counterparts. Mission Australia’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report showed that Indigenous respondents were acutely concerned about drugs, bullying/emotional abuse, personal safety... Read More

 

2 Oct 2018 | National
Suicides in young people up 10% News Image

The ABS has released its 2017 causes of death report and has revealed that suicide was the leading cause of death for young people aged between 5–17 years of age. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | Victoria
Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls to make coding more accessible News Image

Technology startup, Code Like a Girl, has today launched its Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls – a mobile, pop-up classroom which aims to make coding more accessible. Read More

2 Oct 2018 | Adelaide
Take geoscience education “beyond dinosaurs and volcanoes” News Image

Australians are to be urged later this month to move their thinking beyond dinosaurs and volcanoes when it comes to appreciating just how much their modern day lives are being impacted by the geosciences. Read More

26 Sep 2018 | Canberra
High-tech jobs pathway for girls News Image

The Girls in STEM Toolkit will encourage Australian girls to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by introducing them to the range of professions within the area. Read More

26 Sep 2018 | National
Girls’ and boys’ STEM ability similar study reveals News Image

Girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM – including those at the top of the class says a new study led by UNSW Sydney PhD student Rose O’Dea, exploring patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students. Read More

26 Sep 2018 | NSW
Success in life after exams News Image

Based on the successful pilot in two schools in 2017, the XVenture Schools Program launched in 11 Sydney schools  building confidence, emotional intelligence, resilience and leadership skills in students in years 10 and 11. Read More

25 Sep 2018 | South Australia
Civica Education Suite in 900 South Australia schools News Image

The SA Department of Education will implement the Civica Education Suite (CES) – critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services – across its jurisdiction of 185,000 students and 30,000 teachers and administrators. Read More

25 Sep 2018 | National
New FOI data reveals 10k deficit for poor students News Image

Australia’s most disadvantaged government schools receive at least $10,000 less per student in government funding than equivalent Catholic schools.
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25 Sep 2018
New education resources for Go Back To Where You Came From News Image

Go Back To Where You Came From Live is required viewing and SBS is making teaching resources linked to the program available.
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24 Sep 2018
Voting now open for Wakakirri’s 2018 People’s Choice Awards News Image

Wakakirri’s 2018 Primary and Secondary Challenges People’s Choice awards are now open for voting, giving the public the opportunity to support their school and share their favourite performances. Read More

23 Sep 2018 | National
Dymocks education play Potentia News Image

Our book retailers have been through a torrid time, we won’t mention the A word, and they have been forced to adapt and innovate which Dymocks is in the midst of doing. Read More

20 Sep 2018 | National
Funding changes postponed News Image

Minister Dan Tehan’s extension of 2018 funding arrangements to 2019 provides immediate certainty for schools planning for the new year, while allowing time for further work to be undertaken on the issue. Read More