Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - February, 2013
A new study conducted by the University of Sydney has shown that there a relatively few differences in problem solving, mathematics and science achievement between immigrant students and non-immigrant students.
Victoria announces action on truancy
The Victorian Government has announced it is considering further measures to ensure that parents send their children to school each day, with State Education Minister Martin Dixon not ruling out the threat of financial penalties.
Victoria releases VET data
The Victorian Government has released new data which it says shows that the Vocational Education Plan is addressing key skills shortages.
Culture a crucial role in Indigenous education success
A strong sense of cultural identity plays a crucial part in the education and training success of Indigenous students, according to a new study released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).
Government releases childcare health guide
The Federal Government has released a new guide aimed at maintaining health of children in childcare centres by preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
Scholarships to see SA women take to Boards
A new round of scholarships offered by the South Australian Government will see 25 South Australian women undertake an intensive training course run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors to give them a foot up the corporate ladder.
Government hits Closing the Gap targets
The Federal Government has released data that shows that there are now more indigenous children than ever before with access to preschool or kindergarten programs, making it likely that efforts to see all indigenous four-year-olds living in remote communities will have access to early childhood education by 2013 will be met this year.
NBN benefiting training and education finds study
A new study released by the National Broadband Network (NBN) claims that the service is already having a significant and positive impact on education.
Disengagement the key issue in classrooms finds report
Disengagement, rather than disruptive behaviour, is the route cause of many of the problems in the state’s schools, according to a survey conducted by the University of South Australia.
New Chancellor for University of Sydney
Belinda Hutchinson has been named as the new Chancellor of the University of Sydney, after Governor Marie Bashir concluded her second term in the role in December last year.
WA announces capital loans for private schools
The Western Australian Government has announced $25 million in loans to be shared by 17 new private school capital works projects.
$50 million gift for new ANU scholarships
The Australian National University (ANU) has received the largest educational philanthropic gift in the nation’s history after alumnus Graham Tuckwell pledged $50 million for the university.
SA awards Engineering Centre contract
The South Australian Government has awarded the contract to construct the new $38.3 million Mining and Engineering Centre at TAFE SA to Hansen and Yuncken.
CensusAtSchool 2013 launches
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has launched the 2013 CensusAtSchool Questionnaire, which seeks the everyday opnions and interests of school students in Years 5 to 12.
Commission releases services report
The Productivity Commission has released the Report on Government Services 2013, evaluating everything from justice to health services.
Ministers agree to school funding transparency
Federal and State Education Ministers have agreed to develop ‘clear targets and better mechanisms’ for tracking school performance to achieve the 2025 national goals in a meeting in Sydney last week.