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More Victorian families don't send kids to local schools A recent report by the Victorian Auditor–General Office has revealed more than half of parents are choosing to send their children to government schools outside their designated neighbourhood school's catchment.
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.
Aussie kids second last on scorecard for physical activity The Pedestrian Council of Australia's National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday 19 May is an opportunity for families to create new healthy and active routines for children and even set a lifelong habit change.
Study: reduced exposure to pokies needed for children A study examining kids' attitudes to electronic gambling machines found more than half the children interviewed wanted to try pokies when they were older, due to exposure at dining venues with pokies in them.
Less TV for preps better for secondary communication skills A study has found that children who watch less than three hours of TV a day when they start primary school are more likely to communicate their ideas effectively when they move on to secondary school.
NSW Teachers Federation welcomes Labor's budget reply NSW Teachers Federation believes NSW public schools will lose $846 million under the Turnbull government’s plan for school funding and welcomes Labor’s budget reply announcement of greater investment in public schools and TAFE.
NAPLAN embargo ends 19 May NAPLAN testing concludes 11 May. An embargo on NAPLAN test material will be in place until close of business on Friday 19 May, to allow for any catch-up tests to be undertaken.
Nominations open for John Laing Professional Development Awards PAI has launched the John Laing Professional Development Awards 2017 to acknowledge principals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in providing professional learning in schools. Nominations close 31 July.
Federal budget 2017: Education Education Minister Simon Birmingham believes "this budget will provide all children and students with opportunities to access quality early learning, schooling, higher education or vocational education and training."
Passion for indigenous language leads to national award Dr John Giacon has won the Patji-Dawes award, Australia’s premier award for language teaching, which recognises achievements in language teaching in primary, secondary school, university, language schools or language centres.
AEU says previous Gonski plan better AEU Federal President Correna Haythorpe believes the Federal Budget 2017 confirms schools will be $22 billion worse off over the next 10 years than they would be under the previous Gonski agreements.
New resources to support VET in secondary schools Schools, training providers, parents and students will benefit from a series of new videos and case studies that highlight best practise in delivering VET in secondary schools.