Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - February, 2018
Education Department staff have walked off the job in protest of job cuts.
'Retard' targeted in online push
Disability advocates have launched a campaign to get people to stop using the word “retard”.
Expensive med test fails
Administrators have apologised after a crucial online trainee doctor exam crashed.
Territory plans Don Dale replacement
The NT Government has announced a $70 million project to replace Darwin's Don Dale detention centre and the Alice Springs youth detention facility.
Study plots schizophrenic genes
Schizophrenia may have evolved as an “unwanted side effect” of the development of the complex human brain.
Experts urge kids' career talks
A Victorian parliamentary inquiry has heard children as young as eight could start receiving career advice.
Plans up for 3D-printed phone 'scope
Australian researchers have developed a 3D printable clip-on that can turn any smartphone into a microscope.
Uni launches future power centre
Monash University has launched a new innovation hub to address the electricity sector’s changing needs.
Drug push questioned
Experts say drug companies are aggressively targeting GPs with expensive educational events ...
Labor wants school study centre
Labor has proposed a $280 million independent education institute to investigate the functioning of Australian schools.
States join for NAPLAN reform
The NSW and SA education ministers have united to push for changes to NAPLAN.
Push for change on apology anniversary
A historic anniversary has been used to push for targets to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care.
Detained kids show high rate of impairment
New research has found 9 out of 10 kids at a juvenile detention centre have at least one form of severe brain impairment.
Report plots ungodly fortune
The Catholic Church's national wealth has been estimated at $30 billion.
Biobank to spread virtual cancer
Australian researchers have developed the world’s first virtual platform to host 3D copies of human cancer tissues.
Summit highlights parents' cyber role
Youth mental health experts say parents must help their kids deal with cyber bullying, and need more assistance in doing so.
CECV claims private imbalance
The Catholic sector says Australia’s elite private schools receive an extra $747 million each year ...
Stones point to earlier migration
Early tools found in India suggest our ancestors may have migrated out of Africa much earlier ...