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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

 

3 Apr 2018 | Paris
Trinity flautist first Australian at elite Paris music school News Image

Overachieving 2017 Trinity graduate Brian Kim is the first Australian flautist ever to be accepted for under graduate study at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Read More

29 Mar 2018 | Western Australia
Cancer researcher and entrepreneur win indigenous STEM awards News Image

A cancer researcher and Gunditjmara woman, Dr Jenkins took out the STEM Professional Career Achievement Award at the second Indigenous STEM Awards, announced at a ceremony in Wiluna, Western Australia. Read More

27 Mar 2018
Australia’s brightest young historians recognised News Image

The first world war was a terrible period generally and the worst year was probably 2017, an idea which the 16 winners and runners-up in the 2018 Simpson Prize, one of the country’s most prestigious history competitions, explored this year. Read More

27 Mar 2018
Australian team announcement for the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad News Image

The Australian Mathematics Trust (AMT) will announce the first ever team of Australian school-aged girls to participate at the 2018 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO) imminently. Read More

23 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Construction starts on Wesley’s Glen Waverley campus redevelopment News Image

Following the loss of ten classrooms to a fire in 2016, Wesley College has commenced the construction of a new Glen Waverley Campus redevelopment. The redeveloped site will be world class and open late 2019. Read More

23 Mar 2018 | ANZ and Pacific
ANZ partnership to support education in Pacific News Image

The Australian and New Zealand governments together with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) have formalised a €12.8 million commitment with the Pacific Community (SPC) towards education in the Pacific region. Read More

20 Mar 2018 | Queensland
Gold Coast students wander galaxy with immersive, interactive learning facility News Image

Students at Coomera Anglican College on the Gold Coast can often be found trotting about the globe, in a morning they could be found visiting the pyramids of Egypt, then heading south to feel the Antarctic chill, or wander around Mars. Read More

20 Mar 2018
Top young artists showcased at 2018 SACE Art Show News Image

The 2018 SACE Art Show exhibition at Light Square Gallery features paintings and drawings, sculptures, jewellery, costumes and multimedia works created by 135 Year 12 students in the Visual Arts – Art and Design – Design subjects in 2017. Read More

19 Mar 2018
Science teacher and ex-journo win National Excellence in Teaching Awards News Image

Michelle Allen from Torrens Primary School and Adam Porter from Hughes Primary School in the ACT have received the top awards at National Excellence in Teaching Awards (ASG NEiTA). Read More

16 Mar 2018 | National
ClassCoach’s short cycle to better teaching News Image

Everything you read will tell you that short cycle data, the assessment of students’ progress in close to real time, is the best way to improve results; you get to see where each student is after every lesson and adjust teaching on the fly. Read More

15 Mar 2018
Gap Year in the ADF News Image

The year after high school is often a bit of a lost one but the ADF is offering school leavers the opportunity to have a taste of military life and do some travel in Australia. Read More

15 Mar 2018 | Australia
How can parents and teachers spot the signs of bullying? News Image

Not dobbing is a tenet of the schoolyard code so with a quarter of Australian kids reporting they’ve been bullied repeatedly and half saying they’ve experienced bullying at least once, parents and teachers need to be able to identify the signs. Read More