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Lab puts micro-tech in teenage hands

High school students got hands-on experience with micro-controller devices when University of Tasmania computer and electronics experts held a workshop at a local campus. Year 9 and 10 students from Prospect High School in Tasmania recently joined staff and students ...

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Vic to teach second languages to 4-year-olds

Young children could learn a second language by the time they reach primary school under a new state government plan. The Victorian Government has pledged to spend $5.4 million so that 4-year-old children can begin learning a second language at their local ...

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P&Cs Qld to celebrate teachers with outreach

In honour of World Teachers’ Day this Friday, P&Cs Queensland will meet with parents and local communities to celebrate the important work that teachers do. The main event will be a morning tea on the Emerald campus of the Capricornia School ...

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Vic promises Teach for Australia $850,000

The Victorian Government has pledged an extra $850,000 to support Teach for Australia – a scheme that accelerates non-teaching graduates into teaching positions. “Teach for Australia is an important program that provides an express pathway for highly talented university graduates ...

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Early interventions help overcome disadvantage

Early educational interventions for children could improve academic skills and outcomes, particularly for those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, international research has shown. Using data of almost 12,000 children, researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Bristol in the UK found ...

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Pyne announces $25 million for online NAPLAN

The federal government has committed $25 million in new funds to move NAPLAN testing online. The education minister, Christopher Pyne, said the announcement, which was made over the weekend, shows the government is “seriously committed to helping the states and territories ...

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Supervising teachers in IEU win pay raise

Educators in NSW and the ACT will receive a pay increase for supervising trainee teachers, starting at the beginning of next year. Th NSW/ACT Independent Education Union – which represents 33,000 members including teachers, principals and support staff in all ...

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Managed, magnified

Third-party support can help schools with the everyday tasks of IT management, helping cut costs and improve performance. By Brett North Sometimes reaching your potential means getting a little help with the details. Schools have become increasingly reliant on information ...

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