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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

 

26 Jun 2018 | National
The NSW DOE books casual teachers with ClassCover News Image

ClassCover and the NSW Department of Education have partnered to provide NSW public schools access to the ClassCover booking app, automating the booking and managing of their casual teachers. Read More

26 Jun 2018 | Victoria
Victorians roll out Minecraft to state schools News Image

Victorian schools are deploying Microsoft Office 365 and a statewide rollout of Minecraft: Education Edition, which will be made available to more than 600,000 students attending Victoria’s 1,500 state schools. Read More

26 Jun 2018 | Sydney
School holiday activities mean busy kids News Image

There’s loads on for Sydney kids these school holidays; they can create their own short movies, learn how to make jewellery or join in various sports and recreation programs as part of the City of Sydney’s winter school holidays program. Read More

26 Jun 2018 | International
Marshmallow test indicates SES not future success News Image

In the entire history of pop science, the marshmallow test has yielded some of the cutest results. We've all seen the vision of kids presented with the option of eating marshmallow now or waiting 15 minutes and getting two. Read More

26 Jun 2018
Music helps language skills News Image

Researchers at Cognitive Brain Research Unit in the University of Helsinki studied in a community setting whether a low-cost, weekly music playschool provided to 5-6-year-old children affects their linguistic abilities. Read More

26 Jun 2018
Five new Directors on AITSL Board  News Image

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership has appointed five new Directors to its Board to support the organisation’s focus on supporting and promoting high quality teaching and school leadership. Read More

21 Jun 2018 | NSW
Student smartphone use should be monitored not banned News Image

Bandwagons are a great thing and the latest is the anti-smartphones in schools one, but smartphones are an essential part of modern life and children should know how to use them appropriately. Read More

21 Jun 2018
Independent schools say caution needed in SES review News Image

The jury is still out on the the use of parents' personal income tax receipts to determine the amount of funding given to Independent and Catholic schools and the Independent Schools Council says caution should be exercised. Read More

21 Jun 2018 | National
Jacaranda now on LearningField online textbook platform News Image

With the addition of Jacaranda to the Copyright Agency’s LearningField digital textbook platform, teachers now have access to the resources of 20 of Australia's best educational publishers. Read More

21 Jun 2018
GitHub Education, a free program for schools News Image

Coders’ resource and collaboration site GitHub is offering schools its tools for free in a new GitHub Education bundle which includes developer tools, workflows for teachers and training. Read More

21 Jun 2018
Facebook’s Workplace for Good is free News Image

Facebook is a great way to goof off but when tweaked for the workplace it can be used as a very powerful communications and collaboration tool and the familiar layout and functions mean there’s very little training involved to get it running. Read More

21 Jun 2018 | National
How are kids using tech outside of school? News Image

Deakin University researchers have developed a new resource for teachers to better understand how their students are using technology outside the classroom to support student learning. Read More