Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - January, 2019
Government data shows childcare fee increases continue to outpace the cost of living.
Gene-edit news known early
A US Nobel Prize winner was told of China’s gene-edited babies 7 months before it was announced to the public.
Uni publishing leaders bail
Melbourne University Publishing’s CEO and several board members have resigned in protest over ...
Data missing for STEM teachers
A new report has linked a STEM teacher shortage in NSW to lack of data on who is qualified.
Digital idea gets PM's approval
The PM says he would support plans for schoolkids to sit a digital licence test, similar to the old-fashioned pen licence.
New funds to reduce suicide
The federal government has committed $3 million to help to prevent young people from taking their own lives.
Paediatrician bags Aus Day honour
Paediatrician and children's rights advocate Sue Packer has been named the 2019 Senior Australian of the Year.
RMIT building emotional robots
Researchers want robots to detect emotions in human speech to enable more natural conversations.
Children's drawings depend on audience
A new study has found children draw different depictions of themselves depending on who is looking.
Daily sunscreen suggested
Authorities recommend everyone apply sunscreen daily as part of a regular morning routine.
HSC fail mailed out
The NSW Government has apologised after tens of thousands of HSC certificates were printed with the wrong date.
Premier questions English levels
The Victorian Government has called for a review of English language entrance requirements.
Schools fight girls' comfort
Schools across the country are resisting the push to offer pants and shorts as options for girls' uniforms.
Unemployment drops to 2011 levels
Unemployment dipped down to 5 per cent in December despite soft economic conditions.
Attenborough urges action
Sir David Attenborough has told economic leaders that the planet faces destruction without proper climate change responses.
Big NSW school plan continues
The NSW Government has given an update on its $6 billion plan for school upgrades.
Greens aim at disabled segregation
A new plan seeks to stop disabled people being segregated from mainstream life by physical barriers.
Gene-edit scientist faces backlash
The Chinese scientist who claimed to have edited the genes of twin babies could face the death penalty.
Next-gen collider defined
Scientists at CERN have released plans for a new particle collider four times larger than the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
'Text neck' risks assessed
Experts say smartphones come with some major risks, ergonomically speaking.
Anti-GM views reviewed
A new study has found the strongest opponents to GM food think they know the most, but tend to know the least.