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iNewsletter moves the school newsletter on parents' mobiles Naavi, developer of iNewsletter has urged schools to "get with the times" as research reveals that more than 60% of parents read their schools' newsletter on a mobile device. But most schools are still sending out their weekly bulletin as a PDF, which is cumbersome to access on a mobile phone.
TEMAG Report Card shows strong progress in ITE reforms Education leaders met on 14 Sept to discuss their continued commitment to strengthening initial teacher education, which will lead to higher quality, classroom-ready graduates. Coinciding with the event was the release of the TEMAG Report Card.  
Quality student teachers point to a bright future for education A growing number of students are starting and completing postgraduate courses to qualify as new teachers according to a new report from the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). More than 18,000 students graduated from initial teacher education (ITE) in 2015.
Girls sweep eight medals including gold at the Int'l Physics Olympiad YiJie Neo, a Year 12 student from John Monash Science School in Melbourne, has won a gold medal in the International Earth Science Olympiad in France, bringing the Australian team medal haul to 17 at the UNESCO-sanctioned 2017 International Science Olympiads. 
Phillip Island Nature Parks to host two-day Teachers’ Expo What has three different ecosystems, 97km of spectacular coastline, strong educational programs linked with curriculum, unique wildlife, indigenous history, Victoria’s leading attractions and is only 90 minutes from Melbourne? Phillip Island of course!
App-based safety support for international students For 500,000+ international students [1], studying in Australia can be a life enhancing experience, but it also has unknown risks. A new emergency alert system provides app-based access to in-person critical incident and support services around the clock. 
Ashley Stewart is 2017 AMSI Choose Maths top award winner 2017 AMSI Choose Maths top award winner, Ashley Stewart, believes her Year 8 Living for Learning class is proof hands-on learning works best for indigenous students. Among recent achievements, the girls successfully constructed and tested a hand cranked phone charger.
K-6 Kiwis on top in Matific Maths Championship At the end of 10 days, Kiwi students are on top... and running 1-2-3 in several groups. Students have attempted more than 5 million questions and spent over 100,000 hours on the website. And it's not all hard work... students are having fun at the same time.
Health offers future opportunities but 30% still jobless four months after graduating The 2018 edition of The Good Universities Guide reveals that while universities around the country are providing a high-quality experience for students, it’s not translating to graduate jobs. Across many courses and fields of study, Australian university students are overwhelmingly enjoying and excelling during their time at university 
Draft national guideline to improve diagnostic practices for Australians on the autism spectrum released Australia’s first draft national guideline for autism diagnosis have been released for consultation. The draft guideline aims to create greater consistency in diagnostic practices across the country to ensure autistic individuals and their families can be assured of quality and knowledgeable advice.
$1 million boost for Northern Territory school administrators An additional $1 million per year to support business managers in Territory schools has been announced by Minister for Education Eva Lawler to assist in reducing the administrative burden on schools.
ELLA preschool language program to be expanded The Commonwealth Government will expand the Early Learning Languages Australia program (ELLA) in 2018 with Modern Greek and Hindi to be added to Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
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