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Teacher’s use of technology recognised

A Western Australian high school teacher had been recognised at an international event for her use of technology in the classroom. Athena Hain-Saunders, a science teacher from Newtown Moore High School in Bunbury, Western Australia, was awarded the first runner ...

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Ethics back in the spotlight

State MPs will attend ethics classes in NSW schools, as part of a parliamentary inquiry into the teaching of the subject. Christian Democrat Fred Nile has welcomed the inquiry, saying the subject is "a fraud". The multi-party inquiry will look ...

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NT truancy plan criticised

A crackdown on indigenous truant children in the Northern Territory that will be linked to cutting parents' welfare payments has been described by critics as a "tick the box exercise". The federal government announced on Monday that truant indigenous children ...

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Sides regroup in fight for funding

DOLLARS & SENSE* The Gonski verdict is in. Not the final report, of course, it will be a few months before that appears, but the only conclusion that can be drawn from the last round of submissions is that the ...

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More support for students with disabilities

SPECIAL REPORT When the Gillard government announced $200 million for students with disabilities in the budget in May this year, there was jubilation within the sector. For students, teachers and parents, the funding was a welcome response to many hard ...

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VET funding under the spotlight

National Centre for Vocational Education Research managing director Tom Karmel made his comment after the release of 2011 NCVER statistics that show more than 92 per cent of students who enrol in a VET course intend to complete it. The ...

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Leading sustainability teacher recognised

Since May 2007, Bentleigh Secondary College in Victoria has managed to cut its water usage by 93 per cent; it has generated almost 30,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and saved almost 40,000 kilos of greenhouse emissions. As well as significantly ...

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Finding out when a child is naughty or needs help

ANALYSIS It is well recognised that mental health disorders experienced during adulthood can be traced back to emotional and behavioural problems experienced during adolescence and earlier, to childhood. Given concerning predictions regarding the future prevalence of mental health disorders among ...

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Informing teaching practice

Our next issue of Education Review carries a special report profiling Australian principals and teachers who are undertaking a range of postgraduate studies. Here’s a preview from that report. Compiled by Natasha Egan. Leonie McCormack is an early childhood teacher, ...

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