Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - September, 2014
The high cost of child care is keeping tens of thousands of Australian parents from working, even though they want to.
Flinders finding quicker path from student to scientist
Flinders University has marked the end of its first ever ‘Teacher in Residence’ program, which sees senior secondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers helped by direct contact with academics.
Jobs lost early by gilded CV
With unemployment at worrisome highs and changes on the way to make welfare stricter for jobseekers, one expert is trying to help all those hunting work.
Mining giant and giant minds meet for STEM help
A mining firm and a bastion of academia will join forces to boost science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
New link for new life in synthetic quest
Macquarie University has enlisted some help for its push to create the world’s first totally synthetic life form.
Boarding-up funds to help remote chances
New funding has been announced to help students from remote Indigenous communities attend boarding schools.
Funds to boost skills in Long Day Care
A new scheme has been launched with the aim of boosting professional development in the day care sector.
Money dips but no services slip at Questacon
Tough times at Questacon, as a central feature in Australia’s science education landscape sees its wallet getting thinner.
NAPLAN may migrate to digital domain
NAPLAN will move to an online-only form in coming years, if Education Minister Christopher Pyne has his way.
OP on the block as QLD looks for finer points
Queensland’s Year 12 and university entrance score system may be overhauled, with a new report saying the 22-year-old system no longer makes sense.
Study turns CPUs into STEM learners
Man and machine may work together to improve the educational outcomes of both, if a new project takes off.
Welfare cut for those who don't turn up
Proposed new laws are aimed at getting more job-seekers to turn up to their appointments with providers.
Experts export water knowledge for Nepal
Australian researchers will deliver life-saving help to farmers in some of the poorest and most arid regions on the planet.
Cost-saving choices cut for better answers
Central Queensland University is preventing students from passing based on sheer accident, becoming the first to abolish multiple-choice exams.
Cuts bring claim of Green smear
A Liberal MP has accused The Greens of trying to bring down a regional university.
Deep reading found in phone data
A new study has shown how much a mobile phone can learn about its user’s lifestyle and mental health.
Lost funds claimed at launch of pro-Gonski roadshow
Education unions have launched a national tour to campaign against the Federal Government's decision not to fund schools on their pure needs.
Whistleblower's guilty plea on school leak
A Sydney student has pleaded guilty after the leak of records on the controversial scholarship given to Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter Frances.
PM's progress slowed by portfolio mess
A public service insider has trashed the Prime Minister’s attempts to tackle indigenous affairs.
Leader lined-up for big CRC review
The former Chair of Innovation Australia will conduct a wide-ranging Government review of Australia’s Cooperative Research Centres.
Floating lab finds its place in space
A spot has been picked on a comet 440 million kilometres away, where a robot should land in coming months.