Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - April, 2013
The Queensland Government has announced ‘sweeping reforms’ aimed at strengthening discipline in Queensland’s state schools by giving greater power to principals and cutting red tape.
South Australia has launched its new Numeracy and Literacy Strategy over the last week, with the State Government claiming that it will see a significant improvement to NAPLAN results and will set annual academic targets and deliver increased information sharing with parents.
A number of top executives from the nation’s business, unions and research community have been appointed to the Australian Government’s Services Leaders Group, with the mandate to provide expert advice on enhancing the international competitiveness of Australia’s services sector.
A new research collaboration between the University of Queensland and three leading research institutes in Brazil will seek to deliver groundbreaking new guidelines to assess air and water quality in mining regions.
Australian researchers are inching closer to being able to conduct a blood test to for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease thanks to a breakthrough by a CSRIO team.
The Federal Government has welcomed a new international report that it claims gives its education reforms the ‘tick of approval’ from the Organisation for Economic Co-Development (OECD).
Local school leavers will soon be benefiting from a range of new services provided in the Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC) after it’s official opening in Melbourne earlier this week.
The much-debated Gonski Report into school funding rests atop five faulty assumptions that undermine its effectiveness as an education policy, a new University of Melbourne study has found.
The Federal Government has announced it will continue its capital funding program for non-government schools, with Parliamentary Secretary for School Education Jacinta Collins outlining a $134 million Capital Grants Program.
The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of chairs of the state’s 14 TAFE institute boards following the unceremonious sacking of seven chairs in late March.
The Federal Government has announced Newcastle University and Newcastle’s Civic Precinct will undergo a ‘major transformation’ following a $30 million funding injection.
The South Australian Government has announced reforms to the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) that it says will improve the ways in which children are educated for, cared for and protected.
More and more countries are measuring the performance of teachers and schools as a key plank in education reform, a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-Development has concluded.
The Federal Government has released a list of 233 South Australian schools that have been chosen to receive extra funding under the Improving Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership (ILNNP).