Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2015
A health expert and former Australian of the Year says the health effects of climate change on children have been “grossly neglected”.
Ed. ministers meet to talk of lost money
A showdown is expected when state education ministers meet with their federal counterpart in Brisbane today.
Ground-level schools plan brings great results
There are reports of positive results after a three-year trial of a program designed to improve student outcomes at schools in Perth's poorest areas.
Homemade bio-sensors bring great promise
Citizen science and biological education have a new tool in their arsenal, made of objects most people already own.
Reading dogs bring real results
An Australian researcher has enlisted the help of a friendly dog to get reluctant readers to have a go.
STEM surge grows, Abbott looks other way
More authorities have joined the push to boost STEM education in Australia, while the Prime Minister mocks the idea.
Tax cuts could help schools
Small business boosts in the latest Federal Budget could help P & C Associaitons nationwide.
Teen drinking Facebook link works both ways
Social media is a cause and a solution to young people's binge drinking habits, according to new research.
New papers plot research industry reform
The Federal Government has launched its plan for the future of Australian research, and it is strongly industry-linked.
Blueprint plots path to Indigenous advance
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Indigenous students would do better if the country had higher expectations of them.
Premier prods Pyne over budget inaction
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says Labor has its eyes on the Adelaide seat held by Education Minister Christopher Pyne, and will make a serious play for it at the next federal election.
Self-grown helps kids' own health
A new study gives a simple way to get kids to eat more vegetables – by growing them.
Ice ad made twice, confusingly
The Federal Government has been criticised and questioned after it paid for the same anti-ice advertisement to be made twice, 8 years apart.
Macfarlane moves research into favoured fields
The Federal Government has acknowledged that Co-operative Research Centres earn more than they cost, but will cut funding to them anyway.
Head sensors to judge concussion risk
Rugby players are helping researchers understand the repercussions of concussion.
Abbott backs new school despite doctors' diagnosis
The Federal Government has backed plans for a new medical school in Perth, but the Australian Medical Association (AMA) is not enthused.
Turnbull joins tech education bandwagon
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s call to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education by teaching kids to code.
June exams to draw in more internationals
Four Victorian schools are looking at offering final exams in June, to match the northern hemisphere’s academic year and attract international students.
No confidence in ACT teacher talks
The ACT Chief Minister has accused the Education Union of using “alpha male” tactics in pay negotiations.
Performance reviews could do better
Annual performance reviews are common across many industries, but new research suggests they may be missing the point.
Shorten says future starts with STEM
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten focused on science, technology and education in his budget reply speech overnight, vowing to push Australia to the cutting-edge.