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Aboriginal educator awarded inaugural King's College Fellowship One of Australia’s most prominent Aboriginal educators, UniSA Prof Lester- Irabinna Rigney, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship through a new collaboration between the University of South Australia and King’s College London.
TAS Gov backflips on lowering school starting age The Tasmanian Government has backflipped on its proposal to lower the school starting age to 4.5 years and instead will provide an extra year of pre-school for vulnerable or disadvantaged children.  
Drone flying lessons for QLD students during National Science Week Year 5 and 6 students from 33 QLD schools have received training and experience in flying drones during National Science Week. The Drone Experience included a presentation on real-world applications and a hands-on flying challenge.
VIC Ombudsman: government schools exclusions process riddled with gaps Tabling an Investigation into Victorian government school expulsions in Parliament, Victorian Ombudsman Deborah Glass said children as young as five and six are being excluded from government schools in a process riddled with gaps.  
NT 2017 school survey Students, families and staff of Northern Territory schools are invited to participate in the 2017 School Survey, to provide feedback on what schools are doing well and where they can improve.
Wording up on dyslexia If you can read this effortlessly, you are not one of the estimated 10 per cent of Australians who have dyslexia (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000), a figure that makes it particularly surprising that it has only recently been recognised as a category of exceptionality in Australia. Part of the problem stems from the lack of clarity and agreement about the very definition of dyslexia.
New cleaning contracts in VIC schools After multiple investigations over the past 12 months of cleaning staff being underpaid and mistreated while working in government schools, the Victorian Government has announced a complete overhaul of cleaner procurement.
Perth Steiner School principal quits as second student develops Measles Nr Jean-Michel David has resigned from his position as principal of the Perth Waldorf School following a possible outbreak of Measles at the school where a second student has been infected.
Write a letter... receive a letter: learning by writing letters earns a royal reply Learning literacy through writing letters is paying off for the Manyallaluk school students, with replies received from Buckingham Palace and the Essendon Football Club.
Dancers kick off NSW HSC exams The first 2017 HSC performance exams in NSW have started with Stage 6 subject – Dance. Around 1000 Dance students will perform over the coming weeks, along with almost 5000 Drama students and nearly 6000 Music students.
SA introduces tougher penalties for offensive behaviour in schools There will be tougher penalties to anyone who behaves in an offensive or abusive manner on school grounds, under proposed changes in the Education and Children’s Services Bill 2017.
Former VIC primary school principal sentenced following IBAC investigation A former Victorian primary school principal has been convicted and placed on a two-year good behaviour bond following an investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct by senior officers of the Department of Education and Training.