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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

 

1 Jun 2018 | Queensland
Moral development begins with mum News Image

A team from the Uni Qld School of Psychology examined moral reasoning in children aged 10 and under and it's good news if you’re mum or a chicken but not so much if you’re a baddie. Teachers and police are a bit meh. Read More

1 Jun 2018 | International
Chinese student nationalism questioned News Image

Australia has a conflicted relationship with China, we rely on their largesse while harbouring more than a little suspicion regarding their intentions. In 2017 600,000 plus Chinese left for university overseas. Read More

30 May 2018 | National
Promethean awards $50,000 worth of technology to ANZ schools News Image

Promethean has awarded over $50,000 worth of their ActivPanels to 11 ANZ schools who submitted creative entries as to why they deserved to receive the prize. Read More

30 May 2018 | National
Camp Australia’s cold weather activities News Image

This year Camp Australia will launch of its winter E-magination holiday program with a range of activities for kids and parents to choose from. The theme for this season is technology. Read More

30 May 2018 | Melbourne
$15.6 million high school for Preston News Image

Students in Preston, Melbourne will soon have first-rate classrooms and facilities with the $15.6 million Preston High School replacing the former Preston Girls’ Secondary College on Cooma Street. Read More

29 May 2018 | National
Independent schools concerned about SES review News Image

With a review of the SES methodology underway the Independent Schools Council of Australia is keen to have its say as any changes will have significant flow on effects. Read More

25 May 2018 | National
BBQ raises most fete funds News Image

The school fete has become a major source of fundraising for many schools and it looks like the barbeque is the leading profit centre. Getting it right can be very sweet, the record for a fete profit is $93,000. Read More

25 May 2018 | USA
Beyond the bedtime story News Image

A good way to get kids reading and writing and loving books is the tried and true bed time story, but there is more that can be done. Underlying behaviour is very important and self regulation is the most essential skill for kids to have. Read More

25 May 2018 | Global
Get language right to boost success News Image

Preparing children for school with basic maths, language and social skills holds them in good stead when they enter the Year 1 fray and language skill looks like the important skill of all. Read More

25 May 2018 | South Australia
Old and young to learn from each other News Image

A Montessori Middle School Program will soon be co-located at Kalyra Woodcroft Aged Care, supported by research that indicates interaction between old and young has significant wellbeing effects for both groups. Read More

25 May 2018 | Melbourne
Victoria’s world beating education architecture News Image

The shortlist for the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards reveals the world beating quality of the state’s educational architecture, the competition has never been hotter with a record 268 entries. Read More

25 May 2018 | NSW
What’s your DNA? News Image

Every cell in our body contains the instructions for who we are. In scientific terms, this is our DNA. Our DNA, or our genes, encode the proteins that make us who we are and define our emotional make-up. Read More