Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - April, 2013
Federal Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett, has stated unequivocally that all schools in Australia will see an increase of funding next year.
Schools crucial in determining TER score
Whether or not a school is single sex, its sector and its focus on academic achievement are just some of the main factors in determining a student’s tertiary entrance ranking, a new report conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has found.
Government to form new performance institute
The Federal Government has unveiled plans to establish the Australian School Performance Institute (ASPI), which will be tasked with collating school performance data and helping develop a system to improve overall results.
Queensland announces new teacher quality plan
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has unveiled a new $535 million ‘ground-breaking plan’ aimed at improving teacher quality and student outcomes.
NSW Premier Awards nominations open
The New South Wales Government has announced nominations for the 2013 Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement are now open.
Government announces ECD workforce census
The Federal Government has announced that it will conduct a second Early Childhood Education and Care National Workforce Census between May and July this year.
Kids doing better and better finds report
Australian five-year olds are developing significantly better than they were three years ago across a range of key indicators, according to a new report released by the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI).
Work begins on new SA training centre
The South Australian Government has announced construction on the new Mining and Engineering Centre at TAFE SA Regency Park campus has begun.
$15 million for WA literacy and numeracy fund
The Federal Government has announced that selected Western Australian schools will participate in the new Improving Literacy and Numeracy National Partnership (ILNNP).