Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - July, 2013
A new round of grants has been awarded in the Regional Arts Fund, providing money to innovative projects in regional governments of Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.
Monash University has opened a new research centre dedicated to transforming manufacturing in areas such as biomedicine, transport, aerospace engineering and mineral processing.
The University of New South Wales has joined several prominent international institutions by putting some of its courses online through the internet-education group Coursera.
With recent reports of the rampant cheating to get ahead in the Chinese exam system, it is no surprise that the country’s rich elite are forking out for a school which deals in the finer things.
The Federal Government is putting the final touches on its ‘Bring-Your-Own-Device’ plan for schools, but already principals say it will only breed schoolyard inequity.
The Queensland Government claims early childhood education is a big priority - leading school authorities across the state to ask why $100 million less was spent on pre-schools and kindergartens than had been budgeted.
The professional members of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra have been joined by students from more than a dozen schools across the ACT, coming together to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra over the weekend.
Before European settlement Australia was home to hundreds of languages belonging to the widespread and diverse aboriginal cultures, now teams are working to preserve what’s left of the dwindling tongues before the important piece of the nation’s heritage disappears.
The Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting female education has made an address to the United Nations, and received a letter from her attackers.
The closing date for the first round of applications for the new Migrant Communities Employment Fund has been extended. Potential applicants now have until August 9 to lodge their bid for a grant, with up to $200,000 available for innovative employment projects.
A new portal for digital education resources has been launched, the result of a partnership bringing together arts, science and educational organisations across Australia.