Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - June, 2016
“Drunkorexia” is a growing and dangerous trend among young women, a new study shows.
Power-playing brain boost promoted
International experts agree that exercise boosts students’ brain power and academic prowess.
Prison teacher plan unpicked
A plan to bring unqualified teachers in NSW prison is causing a lot of controversy.
Carnarvon coming around on flag folly
The Carnarvon Shire Council will fly the Aboriginal flag from council offices during NAIDOC week, despite the shire president’s opposition.
Cash for cans could expand
The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) wants all parties to commit to a national recycling scheme.
Dark light shined on Indigenous suicide
Suicide rates among Indigenous people in some parts of the Kimberly are ten times the global average.
Mental health cuts undone
The Prime Minister has put up millions for youth mental health, just days after being criticised for dismantling the system.
New stamp for life-saving lab
Victorian children will soon get access to the future of diagnostic medicine.
Expert urges better Indigenous internet
Experts say internet access can boost education, employment and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Queensland kids start coding sooner
Queensland schools are fast-tracking the introduction of coding classes for kids.
Libertarians deny school money link
A new study using Australian data says increased school funding does not lead to better performance.
Low marks from anti-truancy attempts
The Northern Territory’s Education Minister says the Federal Government push to get more kids to school is failing.
Brain pills put to test
Australian researchers are looking at the benefits and dangers of ‘study drugs’.
Night-eyes' origin spied
New research suggests we developed the ability to see at night to avoid being eaten during the day.
All sectors to see robo-disruption
The Productivity Commission has again warned of the rise of the machines.
Trans treatment harms health
While society begins to realise that gender is not binary, many of the world’s 25 million transgender people still experience stigma, prejudice and abuse.
Brainy exercise effect found
Researchers say working out after learning can help boost memory retention, if timed correctly.
More waves bathe LIGO
Australian scientists have helped detect the gravitational waves emitted by colliding black holes for the second time.
New strides in snake leg mystery
Biologists have wrestled for years with the question of when snakes lost their legs.
State failing to fix schools
The WA Government has acknowledged its sluggishness in rebuilding decades-old public schools.
Multi-billion prison plan unveiled
Almost $4 billion will be spent on 3,000 new prison beds into the New South Wales prison system over the next four years.