Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - December, 2016
Researchers have recovered a large section of dinosaur tail, complete with heavy plumage, encased in amber.
Jobs stats show shifting state
Unemployment has increased despite close to 40,000 new jobs being created.
Stagnant NAPLAN prompts action
The latest NAPLAN numbers show the academic performance of Australian primary and secondary students has flat-lined.
NBN brings big budget drag
More details on the incredible cost of the National Broadband Network have surfaced.
Neurons renewed by gamma flashes
A new study on controlling the rhythms of the brain has some startling results.
Medical stress measured
An international study says depression affects nearly a third of all med students.
Students' send ideas skyward
One hundred experiments designed by Australian students are now on their way to space.
ANU marks nano-breakthrough
Australian scientists have designed a crystal nano-antenna that turns darkness into visible light.
Baby study grows wordy idea
Researchers have attached cameras to babies to develop a new theory of infant language-learning.
Kids' sport falling short
Despite spending over $10 billion a year on sport and fitness activities, keeping kids engaged after 11 years old is proving a challenge.
Teacher visas seen as PISA response
A global report found has found a dip in the educational achievements of Australian 15-year-olds.
Teachers told to quiet views
Education Minister Simon Birmingham has warned “green activist” teachers against protesting the abuse of asylum seekers.
Disability fixes funded
Workplaces will be encouraged to employ people with disabilities, fund leadership and create ...
Locals scoop solar origins
Australian computer scientists have helped reveal the secrets of the origin of our solar system.
Brief bad feelings have marked effect
A new study suggests feeling a bit bad can improve students’ academic success.
TAFE told to pay back NSW
The Baird Government has been criticised for demanding TAFE hand back $210 million in “excess cash”.