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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

 

16 Jun 2017 | International
Children with food allergies more likely to be victims of bullying News Image

Children and adolescents with food allergies are more likely to be a target of bullying than their peers without food allergies, a new review of research shows. More than 30 percent reported being bullied solely because of their food allergy. Read More

16 Jun 2017 | QLD
A teacher aide for every Prep class in QLD News Image

From 2018, over 100 additional full-time equivalent teacher aides will be allocated to ensure that all prep teachers in QLD state schools can be supported by a teacher aide. Read More

15 Jun 2017 | International
Australia DFAT launches MIKTA education in emergencies challenge News Image

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched the MIKTA education in emergencies challenge in an effort to identify approaches to tackle the challenges of education in international emergency situations. Read More

15 Jun 2017 | Australia
Year 1 phonics tests will only work if how phonics is taught is changed News Image

The federal government’s plan to introduce literacy tests for all Australian pupils in Year 1 will only improve children’s reading skills if accompanied by a more systematic approach to the use of phonics, according to Adelaide educator Jenny Allen. Read More

15 Jun 2017 | Australia
Reading leaders encouraging kids to read News Image

Throughout Australia there are teachers, librarians and support staff encouraging students to read more and enjoy reading. Scholastic and APPA have established the Scholastic Reading Leader award to recognise them. Read More

15 Jun 2017 | SA
Turning SA schools into community centres News Image

The SA government aims to transform its schools into hubs that enhance community engagement through sharing its facilities for sport, health services, community college, cultural events and much more. Read More

15 Jun 2017 | Australia
School drop–outs cost the community News Image

A report by Mitchell Institute at Victoria University finds large numbers of young Australians are not succeeding in education and training, and it’s costing taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Read More

14 Jun 2017 | NSW
Fairness and integrity stats in NSW HSC News Image

The NSW Education Standards Authority has released the 2016 data for four programs that support the fairness and integrity of the NSW Higher School Certificate. Read More

14 Jun 2017 | Australia
AHISA National Chair, Karen Spiller receives Australian honours award News Image

The Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia's (AHISA) National Chair, Karen Spiller, received the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) announced in the Queen’s birthday honours list this year. Read More

13 Jun 2017 | SA
General capabilities to help with learning and life News Image

The SA Education Department has produced a ‘snapshot’ guide for parents and caregivers to summarise the seven general capabilities students learn throughout their schooling, designed specifically to focus on the jobs of the future. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | QLD
New state high schools in inner-city Brisbane News Image

Two new schools will be built in inner-city Brisbane, with plans for new state high schools in other growth areas including Mt Low in Townsville, North Lakes/Mango Hill north of Brisbane, Calliope near Gladstone and Yarrabilba in South Logan. Read More

9 Jun 2017 | VIC
Support for students with Specific Learning Difficulties News Image

Swinburne University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Specific Learning Difficulties Association Victoria to assist and support the experience of students who live with specific learning difficulties. Read More