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Tracking truants

  Students wagging school can now be tracked with a new app. By Aileen Macalintal Parents and schools can now use GPS to locate truant students via their smartphones. The app uses GPS to display the child’s location on a ...

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$138,000 in grants for disadvantaged kids

More than a hundred grants worth a total of $138,000 have been awarded for the less fortunate children throughout Australia and New Zealand. Barnardos Australia and OfficeMax have announced the latest round of Max e Grants, the program that enables ...

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Learning the language in order to teach

  One of the roads to effectively learn a new language is by cultural immersion, writes Aileen Macalintal. Carly Vause, who teaches Indonesian to Year 8 students in Adelaide, has just visited Indonesia. Like any tourist, she learned traditional dance, ...

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What about the school?

  Schools play a role in impacting tertiary entrance rankings and university enrolment. By Tom Karmel In a climate where tertiary education is becoming increasingly important, it is almost inarguable that it’s the school’s responsibility to ensure a large percentage ...

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Open learning changing the game

  A free online education platform is opening up training and development courses to teachers Australia-wide, giving them flexibility to engage in further study while working. By Antonia Maiolo With the demand for online higher education at record highs, Open ...

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Conference inspires teachers on technology

  The third annual EDUtech 2013 brought together industry educators from across the country and the world, to scope out opportunities in future learning. By Lara Caughey Thousands attended EduTECH 2013 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, to explore how ...

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Professional development program online

An online learning program designed for pre-service teachers is giving them the support they need, and putting them in touch with other educators.     A free online teacher professional learning program has been released to assist teachers and schools in ...

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Teachers, not tests

  There’s too much emphasis on test results to determine a child’s progress, but teachers are far more capable of making the call, says Tina Tower. Being accountable to parents and the education system through the My Schools website has ...

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Consultation before closure

  No school in Queensland will be closed without consultation with school communities, said the government. By Aileen Macalintal Queensland’s minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said government will decide upon the closure of nine schools only after ...

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