Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - September, 2018
Limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day linked to better cognition.
Qantas to build QLD school
Qantas has announced plans to build a multi-million-dollar pilot training centre in Queensland.
States upset at new school deal
Victoria says the Federal Government is “holding a gun” to its head over education funding.
Tony Abbott makes NT trip
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has made his first trip to the NT as Indigenous affairs envoy.
Research risked by corporate distortion
Experts say industry influence on research agendas must be addressed.
STEM study shows gender split
Patterns have been observed in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM.
CSIRO has eyes on space
Australia’s national science agency wants to get involved in NASA’s plan to build a Moon base.
Call to stop caffeinating kids
Experts want to ban the sale of caffeinated energy drinks to children and young people.
Oldest animal uncovered
Scientists have found what appears to be the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record.
PM launches big school boost
A new school funding deal will see Catholic and independent schools receive an extra $4.5 billion.
Schools note musical help
A school scheme in WA is pairing disadvantaged student with members of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO).
Animal openness encouraged
Scientists have been urged to be more open with the public about how and why lab-animals are used.
Reef group quizzed on spending
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation expects to spend more than $7 million on administration this financial year.
Abuse "epidemic" reported
Experts have raised alarm about “an epidemic of child abuse and neglect” in Australia.
Report reveals health concerns
Experts say Australia’s health system is under strain and in urgent need of transformation.
Skills study shows digital issues
A new report suggests Australia is facing a massive shortage of digital skills in the workplace.