Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - March, 2017
A human rights activist says Islamic schools are doing more harm than good to Muslim students.
Study shows lazy imitation
French scientists have created computational models to show how people learn about and from others' prudence, impatience and laziness.
Top talks on state of schooling
Policy experts and academics have held a wide-ranging discussion on Australian schooling policy this week.
FTB debts dwarf robo-issues
A review has heard Centrelink hit at least 21,000 families with bogus Family Tax Benefit debts last year.
Human prints on hemispheric effect
A new study has been described as a “clear fingerprint” of human activity influencing climate systems.
One-in-six missing jabs
Experts say up to 3.8 million Australian adults are missing out on free vaccinations each year.
Shipbuilding base planned
A new centre will help Adelaide's Osborne shipyards prepare workers for $90 billion worth of shipbuilding.
'No Jab, No Play' could come to WA
The West Australian Government appears likely to introduce ‘no jab no play’ laws.
Safety net suggested for first-gen students
An education expert says special measures should be taken for university students who are first in their family to attend.
Science statement carries big claims
The Federal Government has issued a new National Science Statement ...
UN reviews Indigenous issues
Australia has come under fresh criticism for the treatment of its Indigenous population.
Autism blood check tested
A new blood test can determine if a child is on the autism spectrum with 96 per cent accuracy, according to American researchers.
Ruling class gets STEM lessons
Scientists have flooded Canberra for this week’s Science Meets Parliament events.
Waste watched on World Water Day
Today is a day to reflect and take stock of the most valuable commodity on Earth.
Early touch affects the brain
Research has shown the importance of human contact for babies in the first days of their lives.
NSW setting up STEM school
The NSW Government is opening a science-focused school to be run by the Catholic Education office.
Union sued for non-representation
A teacher has sued the Australian Education Union for not representing her.
Black hole seen slowly eating star
Astronomers have spotted a star whipping around a black hole a mind-bending two times an hour.
Multi-cell emergence pushed back
New findings roll back the date for when multicellular life emerged on Earth.