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Maths-fuelled fiction A roboticist from QUT has developed a program aimed to encourage the thrill of maths, through a series of books with maths and science concepts embedded in the plot, currently available for free to schools.
Islamic school of Canberra loses Commonwealth funding Education Minister Simon Birmingham today announced that the Islamic School of Canberra has been advised that the school's approval for access to Federal funds has been revoked with effect from 30 June 2017 (end of Term 2).
Teaching kids about consumer rights The annual Buy Smart Competition is offering students the chance to win cash prizes and learn about consumer rights in a fun and creative way. Entries accepted until 15 September 2017.
More states pull out of NAPLAN online testing trial Victoria, ACT and WA will not participate in NAPLAN online testing trials in schools this year, joining SA and Queensland which had already withdrawn. Students will sit pen-and-paper tests instead.
Serious mental illness on the rise among teens Survey results show more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness.
The value of teaching on Country Murdoch University is investigating how teaching on Country could become an important part of school for Aboriginal children in remote areas, enabling children and teachers to make connections with key curriculum areas.
New teachers in out-of-field positions likely to struggle School principals should be aware of the impacts on teachers and students of assigning teachers to positions for which they are not suitably qualified, and the implications for the teaching and learning environment.
Every NT school to receive $300k grant A total of $141.7 million will be invested in school upgrades and infrastructure projects across the Territory, as part of the Building Better Schools campaign. Fifty four schools will receive $300,000 in budget 17. 
Drivers receive walking warnings of speed safety The Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF) is calling on Brisbane drivers to slow down around school zones, as part of its latest road safety campaign Safely Backpacks.
ACER presents 'Little J and Big Cuz' New television series 'Little J & Big Cuz' is screening in homes and classrooms to support successful transitions to school for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Safe Schools program to be discontinued in NSW NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has announced the Safe Schools program will be discontinued and replaced with a new anti-bullying strategy when federal funding for the controversial program runs out later this year.
Student and employer satisfaction with university education remains high Four out of five students are satisfied with their university education while the same percentage of employers are happy with their recent graduates, according to two national surveys released on the QILT website.