Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - May, 2021
Moves to boost 4yo enrolment
The Morrison government is coupling $1.6 billion in preschool funding with new attendance targets.
Plan to move past NAPLAN
Experts want Australia to dump NAPLAN and replace it with more dynamic tests.
Asteroid probe heads home
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has left the asteroid Bennu and is on its way back to Earth.
New view for bacterial roots
Researchers are shedding new light on our oldest evolutionary antecedents - bacteria.
Unis miss major efforts
There is little for the university sector to get excited about in this week’s federal budget.
Drone teams grid ocean
Scientists are flying small drones in a grid formation to monitor the environment.
QLD drops Year 12 tables
Queensland has scrapped annual public reporting of year 12 results in league tables.
Nearly 1,000 robodebt victims were sent to debt collectors after the government admitted that the program was unlawful.
Shopping disorder defined
International experts in psychology have built a framework to diagnose Compulsive Buying-Shopping Disorder.
New bill to ban angry parents
Aggressive and violent parents may be banned from entering school grounds under a new Victorian government bill.
Deep gymnast issues uncovered
The human rights council has uncovered physical, emotional and sexual abuse in Australian gymnastics.
Females rise in research ranks
The number of female authors in Australian medical journals is on the rise.
Study seeks to end cycles
Experts say supporting female survivors of childhood maltreatment is critical to disrupting intergenerational abuse.