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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.