Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - August, 2013
The New South Wales Government says it is on track to implement new standards of teaching, but greater principal powers could lead to harsh discipline, reports say.
Online uni to rival the big guns
An online university has shouldered the modest challenge of taking on the ivy-bedecked likes of Yale and Harvard.
School ruling engenders new rights
California is the first US state to enshrine in law the rights of transgender students.
Language skills and literacy funds flow in Tasmania
Almost a million dollars has been allocated to literacy programs for helping out migrants, deaf people and other Tasmanian residents in need.
Over a billion off the table as Gonski goes ahead
The money set aside for Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory will be returned to the federal vaults after the three refused to sign up for a deal on school funding reforms.
Industry partnerships pairing up
A new scholarship program has been put together by The University of Sydney; the funds are aimed at developing engineering leaders to inspire undergraduates in the degree.
Robogals growing young numbers in the West
The Robogals team has again brought a taste of the thrills and challenges in the world of engineering to regional high school students in Western Australia.
Co-ed classes considered for split high schools
Two Victorian schools are moving to end almost a century of sexual segregation, combining male and female students for some senior subjects.
Gong struck on Gonski for Victoria, not QLD
The Queensland government has missed the deadline for signing on to Gonski reforms, but now says it would be willing to accept the eleventh-hour deal struck with Victoria which has seen the southern state accept the funding reforms.
Gov. pledges $450m for more after-school hours
The Federal Government has this week pledged $450 million to provide extra hours of after-school care for students.
Party school rankings released
A school press in the United States has released the annual list of most importance to many prospective college-goers, The Princeton Review’s Top 20 Party Schools.
Sexual education advance spurned by experts
Sexual health advocates have called the draft of a national sexual education curriculum a “dreadful attempt” at delivering the vital information.
TAFE probe dropped for election
A House of Representatives inquiry into the role and operation of TAFE campuses has been deflated by the announcement of the federal election.
Tassie teaching kids from farm to plate
A grassroots food education program is teaching Tasmanian kids about all facets of food.
Language linked to later conditions
Researchers at the Australian National University have found that children with language impairments are more likely to develop mental health problems during childhood or adolescence.
Fee changes nick training artery
Fee increases for Registered Training Organisations announced by the Australian Skills Quality Authority have caused some concern for many workers and representatives in the skills industry.
NSW Health Campus project approved
Port Macquarie will be the site of a multi-million dollar Health Education campus, with the possibility of more such spending to come.
Awards on for outstanding international education
Nominations will open on Tuesday August 6 for the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards, which seek to reward outstanding achievement and excellence in international education.
Bid for TAFE balance slugs students
Government subsidies may be adjusted to see some TAFE students in New South Wales paying more.
Bush kids beaten by bad connections
The Isolated Children's Parents' Association is crying out for better internet services or hard-copies of curricula, saying students are being left behind by dodgy wireless hook-ups.
Houston has no problem inspiring students
NASA astronauts have shown a group of Australian students what it is like to teach and learn in space.