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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

 

26 Jun 2017 | Australia
Men quit primary school teaching jobs because they feel stereotyped News Image

Men often appear to have advantage over women in the workplace, but not always in female-dominated industries. Male primary school teachers experience more stereotype threat, which relates to negative job attitudes and commitment. Read More

26 Jun 2017 | QLD
Music program helps teens handle academic stress News Image

The top two issues of concern for adolescents are coping with stress and school or study problems. Research shows that on average young people listen to 18 hours of music a week, which may be able to alleviate stress. Read More

26 Jun 2017 | NSW
NSW budget offers $100 voucher to get kids into sport News Image

NSW families will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year from 1 January 2018 for after-school, weekend and school holiday sport and active recreation activities. Read More

23 Jun 2017 | Australia
Gonski 2.0 gets the go ahead News Image

The Turnbull Government's revised Gonski education funding plan received enough votes to be passed in the Senate late last night, despite resistance from the Labor party and Catholic school groups. Read More

23 Jun 2017 | Australia
Respect for teachers a must News Image

Ken Silburn, finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize in 2017, thinks we must urgently raise teacher respect across Australia to attract the best candidates into the profession and “help young minds navigate a world in total flux”. Read More

22 Jun 2017 | WA
More education assistants in WA classrooms News Image

​More education assistants and Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers in WA classrooms. And the Department of Education will amalgamate with Department of Education Services, School Curriculum and Standards Authority by July 1. Read More

22 Jun 2017 | Australia
New OECD report strengthens call for two years of preschool News Image

New international findings show high school students are performing the best in countries which provide at least two years of preschool, further backing the belief that two years of preschool is beneficial. Read More

21 Jun 2017 | Australia
Keeping students educated during and after a chronic illness News Image

Research by UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists finds teachers in Australia are uncertain about their role in supporting students with chronic illnesses, and makes four recommendations for improvements. Read More

21 Jun 2017 | Australia
Senate debate begins on Gonski 2.0 News Image

The first bill on the Senate's agenda today is the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017. Members of the Senate are being targeted by the AEU and Catholic Education Commission of Victoria in an attempt to thwart Gonski 2.0. Read More

21 Jun 2017 | VIC
Ivanhoe Grammar School teacher wins major tech award News Image

TeachTech Play organiser, Steve Brophy, recognised for outstanding contribution in teaching technology by being named Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria’s 2017 Outstanding Leader of the Year. Read More

20 Jun 2017 | NSW
More funding for NSW schools to meet enrolment surge News Image

NSW Government announced a budget of $4.2 billion over the next four years on capital expenditure to cater for surging enrolments. There is expected to be enrolment growth of 164,000 more students in government schools by 2031. Read More

20 Jun 2017 | International
Australia teaching English better than the English News Image

Research from Curtin University has found England's curriculum to be more rigid in what and how teachers are able to teach English, while the Australian curriculum provides greater creativity and flexibility. Read More