Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - June, 2013
An educational program is bringing specialist art and music lessons to generalist classrooms and possibly having a greater effect than planned.
Blame game on after Vic. trainee numbers drop
Even with government training funds for private colleges, Victoria’s training market has slumped.
British e-book spells out the state of public education
A British teacher has released a short book that is having a big effect on education opinions.
Education folios left floating after Gillard's ship scuttled
The Federal Education minister and Minister for Tertiary Education have resigned after a tumultuous time in Australian politics.
Gonski going on, Gillard and Garrett gone
In a final victory for the outgoing PM and Education Minister, the Australian Education Bill has passed the Senate.
Napthine draws out decision, waiting for more talks
The Victorian Premier is continuing to insist on further negotiations with time supposedly running out to sign up for Gonski reforms.
Dinner celebrates past and future Aus. Alumni in Taiwan
The Taiwan Australia Alumni Association has kicked off a new calendar of events for Australians studying in Asia.
Indie schools may be the best of the West
Independent Public Schools report a greater sense of empowerment, energy and motivation in their school communities, a university evaluation has found.
UK schools scope out Australian universities
Australian Government departments have joined forces for the UK Outward Mobility: Spotlight on Australia seminar, which spruiked the benefits of studying at Australian institutions.
Asbestos fears force another school closure
Health and safety authorities have been forced to close another Australian school, following more reports of exposed asbestos in government buildings.
Cowboys bring Try Time to Queensland schools
Coaching clinics touring Queensland schools are teaching students to tackle bullying, with the help of Rugby League legends.
Digital Education Revolution review released, ICT reforms on track
The Federal Government has kicked off a review into its proposed $2.1 billion Digital Education Revolution program, which should see the integration of new information and communication technologies in Australian schools.
Education sector slams new visa charge
Export revenues could be hit by a new $700 levy on visitors applying for a visa onshore, in a move blasted as a ‘revenue grab’.
Federal Government focuses on QLD to sign up for Ed. reforms
The Federal Government has released more figures for funding allocations under national education reforms, this time covering payouts for Queensland.
Federal Government rolls out virtual red carpet for international students
The Federal Government is getting friendlier with foreign students, with the launch of a new online service to encourage more international learners to Australian shores.
Independent schools beat out Catholic in Gonski funding boosts
The Deputy Prime Minister has commented on the Govenrment’s figures for education reform in Queensland, saying there is an increase available for every school in the state of the next six years.
NSW Schools get flashy with safety
The New South Wales government is shelling out for a boost to school safety, with a $13 million spend on installing and upgrading flashing safety lights.
PM's performance prompts call for clarity in Gonski figures
A recent Parliamentary Question Time provived a platform for Julia Gillard to spruik new Gonski sign-ons, but experts are still unclear on just how much schools are set to receive.
Speech Pathologists play NAPLAN Coaches for reading/writing rebates
A report today says some parents are paying out to push their kids to the front of the class, now employing speech patahologists to give their kids an edge in the nation-wide testing scheme.
Super-schools loom in Queensland, policy-makers take notice
Queensland schools should be limited to student populations of 600 to 1000 people says one education lecturer, with fears of super-sized Queensland schools on the horizon.
Who is to blame for the stress students feels over the annual NAPLAN tests? The agency in charge is blaming principals and teachers, and they’re pointing fingers right back.