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Pills are not the answer

Medicating children may be treating symptoms of our frenetic lifestyle - Robyn Pearce

Everyone is impacted in some way with the results of a serious medical trend happening throughout the Western world: the ever-growing prescription of drugs to both children and adults for depression and variations of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

I join many others in believing that a significant cause of this epidemic is the way many adults view time. Read More

 

15 Jul 2017 | VIC
First of 10 tech schools in VIC scheduled for completion next year News Image

A new technology focused learning centre is planned for Victoria University’s Werribee Campus. Once constructed, the Wyndham Tech School will be one of 10 new Tech Schools planned for Victoria. Read More

13 Jul 2017 | Australia
AHISA pleased with Gonski's review panel News Image

AHISA welcomes the announcement of members of the ‘Gonski 2.0 Review’ panel, and are encouraged that people with valuable school leadership experience are represented on the panel. Read More

12 Jul 2017 | Australia
Listening to the indigenous voice in education News Image

ACER has released the Australian Education Review, which suggests that evidence-based research and evaluation programs requires the full participation of Indigenous people to successfully address the complex educational disadvantage. Read More

12 Jul 2017 | Australia
Gonski to lead review with panel of seven announced News Image

Minister Simon Birmingham released a statement naming the panel of experts that will lead an inquiry into ensuring that the new investment in schools actually boosts the results of Australian students. Read More

12 Jul 2017 | NSW
Failing to address the needs of gifted children News Image

Gifted students are the most neglected in Australia’s education system because teachers are not being given the training they need to meet these students’ special needs, according to a UNSW expert in gifted education. Read More

12 Jul 2017 | Australia
Rich kids in free public schools News Image

Blaise Joseph is an Education Policy Analyst at The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) and challenges the expectation of free education for high SES parents in a recent commentary on the CIS website. Read More

11 Jul 2017 | Australia
Teachers: satisfied but stressed News Image

The ASG-ACE Teachers Report Card reveals that 21 per cent have considered leaving the profession in the past three months. However 96% find their job very rewarding according to new research. Read More

8 Jul 2017 | QLD and NSW
Creeping commercialism in public schools worries NSW Teachers News Image

NSW Teachers Federation released a statement expressing concern over the Commercialisation in Public Schooling study, showing education technology companies benefitting from developing standards and data infrastructure in schools. Read More

8 Jul 2017 | SA
Top STEM educators announced in SA science awards News Image

Twenty of South Australia’s best scientists, researchers and educators have been named finalists in this year’s South Australian Science Excellence Awards. Three school teacher were among the winners. Read More

8 Jul 2017 | QLD
More funds for QLD preschools News Image

Sixty early childhood services in Queensland will share in $1.5 million in grants aimed to improve the safety and quality of service delivery, through the government's Small Assistance Grant Program. Read More

8 Jul 2017 | TAS
School health nurse program extends to district schools in TAS News Image

An extra 7.7 FTE nursing positions will be advertised bringing the total School Health Nurse’s to 29.7 across Tasmania, operating across 108 schools. The positions will be advertised on the Tasmanian Careers website from 12 July. Read More

7 Jul 2017 | NT
New book discusses bilingual education in NT News Image

The first detailed history of the innovative Northern Territory Bilingual Education Program, which began in remote schools more than 40 years ago, was launched at Charles Darwin University as part of NAIDOC Week. Read More