Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - February, 2022
Climate scientists warn that climate change is now a threat to human wellbeing.
Funding imbalance outlined
Analysts say private school funding has increased at five times the rate of public schools.
Teacher pay rise proposed
A federal government review says paying teachers $130,000 would attract high achievers to the job.
Synchrotron set on rice
Scientists are using a football field-sized synchrotron to examine individual grains of rice.
Funding to fight for Antarctic stake
The Federal Government has put up over $800 million for new Antarctic activities, but the funds are not a matter of pure research.
School fined for tree fatality
Melbourne private school Haileybury has been convicted and fined a total of $140,000 after a grounds worker died when he was struck by a tree branch in 2018.
CBT tested on game addiction
Cognitive behavioural therapy has been tested on the symptoms of gaming and internet addiction.
ARC meddling concerns schools
Universities are outraged by a federal decision to veto Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.
Locals make brain breakthrough
Local experts have made a major advance in neurological research - growing live brain cells from patients, in a petri dish.
Teachers' time surveyed
A new report says teachers in Australian schools do not get enough time to prepare well for class.
End date set for ISS
NASA will let the International Space Station (ISS) plummet back to Earth in 2031.
IPCC readies new report
The IPCC is beginning the process to approve its latest report on impacts of climate change.
Election meddling expected
Experts say Australia must act now to avoid online interference in the upcoming federal election.
Exercise aids ageing brains
Exercise appears to alter human brain chemistry to protect ageing synapses.
Jab fears drive parents
Anxiety about vaccine safety could be driving parents to seek information from other sources.
Pleasure boosts sex ed message
Including desire and pleasure in sex ed classes appears to encourage condom use.
Sport link studied
Research has found a positive link between participation in sport and academic performance.