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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


14 Jun 2018 | International
Call for truce in reading wars News Image

It is odd to think of teaching children to read in terms of war but with the conflict between phonics and whole language approaches a war it has been, and a long one at that. Read More

14 Jun 2018
Talking about cancer in the classroom News Image

Chances are that cancer in one form or another will touch most people’s lives and a new resource from the Cancer Council will help schools to support families, kids and staff when it strikes. Read More

10 Jun 2018 | Sunshine Coast QLD
Bringing it all together: Literacy, ICTs and the 21st Century Skills News Image

Literacy, 21st Century Skills, ICTs and a Common Pedagogical Framework seem to be flavours of the month in many schools, including mine. What’s not so evident is how schools blend these disparate strategies into one framework. Read More

8 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
Arts career takes passion and toughness News Image

Three of Australia’s most familiar faces from TV and the stage gave the Wakakirri Performing Arts Careers Day their advice for establishing a career in show business; the route is going to be hard, hard but not impossible. Read More

7 Jun 2018 | ANZ
Canon Oceania 2018 Grants Program – $30,000 available News Image

Canon Oceania has announced that its 2018 Grants Program is now open for nominations. The program is part of Canon Oceania’s commitment to Kyosei, which means to live and work for the common good. Read More

7 Jun 2018
Insights Report forecasts skills priorities News Image

The future of work looks unclear but with coordination between education and industry the type of training that employers want will be clarified. The Insights Report combines intelligence from the AISC’s network of 64 Industry Reference Committees Read More

7 Jun 2018
ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award opens News Image

The Song Room and ARIA have announced that nominations for the second ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Telstra, are now open.
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7 Jun 2018
Teachers encouraged to consider becoming a foster carer to help tackle shortage News Image

Given their background working with children, teaching professionals are being encouraged to consider becoming a foster carer to tackle a mass shortage. Read More

6 Jun 2018 | International
The Economist launches film and essay competitions News Image

The Economist is seeking young entrants for film and essay competitions as part of its Open Future initiative and winners will be invited to participate in the Open Future Festival held simultaneously in New York, London and Hong Kong. Read More

3 Jun 2018
Expanding MyRoad program for Year 10-12 girls needs more mentors News Image

Now in its second year, the MyRoad program is growing and needs more mentors willing to conduct two-hour online mentoring sessions for girls in Years 10-12 wanting to know how make the most of their career opportunities  Read More

3 Jun 2018
National PJ Day fundraiser launched by Asthma Australia News Image

Asthma Australia is urging schools to get behind its PJ Day fundraiser by organising a day when students and teachers wear their nightclothes to school to raise awareness and funds to help children with asthma. Read More

2 Jun 2018 | Melbourne
Video competition to combat online nastiness News Image

A new competition seeks to address the worst parts of the online world and through video projects impress on the bullied that they are not alone. Right now suicide takes about eight young lives per week – more than those killed in car crashes. Read More