PISA report: Aussie kids average in financial literacy
According to a report released by ACER, Australian students achieved an average score of 504 points, significantly above the OECD average of 489 points but lower than the average score of 526 points that Australian students achieved in 2012.
ISCA appoint Bowers as new Chair
Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) welcome new Board Chair, Steven Bowers. He takes on the role following five years of service as an ISCA Board Member.
Gonski 2.0 - no agreement in sight
School funding wars continue with Catholic schools and opposition Labor party strongly opposing the new plan. Last week's Education Council Meeting ended with all Labor state governments and NSW also still opposing the new plan.
IM2C jet lag reduction challenge
IM2C is a mathematical modelling competition that invites teams of up to four students from secondary schools to visualise, understand and apply mathematics to develop an original mathematical model that solves a common problem.
Teen reading in the digital age
The Deakin University led project, Teen Reading in the Digital Era, snapshot report from March this year looked at a study on Australian students aged between 11 and 16 years from secondary schools.
Teens cope better with their friends
Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test.