Home | Industry+Reform (page 70)

Industry+Reform

Youth-focused bills re-introduced

Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has reintroduced two bills to parliament designed to protect young people. Hanson-Young's first set of draft laws would set up a dedicated education ombudsman to simplify the current complaints system for domestic and international students. ...

More »

NBN will benefit education: Conroy

The return of Labor to government means the National Broadband Network has been given a political reprieve. And, according to the communications minister, it will greatly advance educational access for all Australians. Senator Stephen Conroy was the closing speaker for ...

More »

Greater local say in NSW BER

Local school communities need to play a bigger role in the federal schools building program, says a NSW parliamentary inquiry, which found it hadn't delivered value for money. The final report into the state's handling of the federal scheme to ...

More »

Red tape no red light for laptops

A global push to give every child a laptop is gathering momentum in Australia despite the absence of government funding. One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is a worldwide initiative to give children, aged between four and 15 from low socioeconomic ...

More »

Experience pays

The global financial crisis has hurt postgraduate employment, with a new survey revealing the lowest rates for a decade in 2009. More than 47,000 postgraduates participated in last year's Australian Graduate Survey, released by Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) yesterday. It ...

More »

Change of the guard in SA

The South Australian government has changed its education chief, with the government saying it wants a new direction for the department. Education Minister Jay Weatherill said on Tuesday that Department of Education and Children's Services chief executive Chris Robinson would ...

More »

Gagged?

The NSW government has been accused of protecting Prime Minister Julia Gillard by suppressing criticism of the draft national curriculum in the run-up to the federal election. The NSW Board of Studies has released a scathing review of the draft ...

More »

Kids helping kids

With four in five Indigenous children in remote communities unable to read to the minimum standard1, SchoolAid has launched its Indigenous Literacy Campaign in support of the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation’s work in Indigenous communities. The program will have ...

More »

Top of the class

NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching Awards) and the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) have announced the 550 finalists for the NEiTA 2010 ASG Inspirational Teaching Awards. This year there was 1147 teacher nominations from the community. NEiTA’s Chairman, Terry O’Connell, said ...

More »

Throw out the rule book

Students, parents and teachers often debate about the characteristics of a good teacher, but according to a new book it is the ongoing decisions teachers make on daily basis that makes them experts. Monash University’s Dean of the Faculty of ...

More »