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New IT curriculum for NSW schools

Students in NSW will learn more about artificial intelligence and virtual reality under a revamped technology and computing curriculum, with seven other new curriculums being released for consultation this week.  Four new IT and computing subjects have been included in ...

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Govt expands $7M graduate teacher program

The government has allocated an extra $7.9 million to expand an expert-led teacher training program to NSW primary schools The Nexus primary pilot program, run by La Trobe University, will send 105 aspiring teachers to schools in NSW and Victoria ...

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What does a virtual school look like?

When the pandemic caused the shutdown of society, and schools, practically overnight, many teachers were scrambling to work out how to keep their students engaged with their classwork. During a very stressful time for society, teachers had to adjust to ...

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QLD bans phones, smart watches at school

A ban on mobile phones and smartwatches will begin in Queensland schools from next year. Students at state schools will have to give up their devices for the entire school day, starting from Term 1 of the 2024 school year. The decision is a ...

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Major reform to teaching degrees

Universities will have until 2025 to roll out major changes in their teaching degrees as part of a major shake-up of teacher education in Australia. Last week, education ministers signed off “in principle” on 14 recommendations from experts tasked to ...

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School’s tough warning to parents

Parents of students from a group of West Australian Anglican schools have been told they could be banned or their children could be expelled for breaches of a strict new code of conduct. The rules have been rolled out by the West ...

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