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Principal calls for global education networks

Networking with educators overseas is something every schooling professional should do, one principal has said, as it helps staff and improves kids’ learning. Clayton Reedie, principal of Dalmeny Public School – in Sydney’s south-west – last week scored a $14,000 ...

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Australian Academy of Science releases STEM education wish list

STEM education is the Australian Academy of Science’s number one election priority, as per a policy statement released this week. Unveiled by academy president professor Andrew Holmes during a speech in Canberra, the group of distinguished scientists’ objectives include getting Australian schools’ students into ...

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Teach creativity, don’t measure it: school leader

You can’t measure creativity, nor the soft skills needed to thrive in jobs and tertiary education, so education should end its obsession with measurement and ranking, a senior educator has argued. Meredith Melville-Jones, director of Sydney’s Bradfield Senior College, said ...

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Education focus necessary beyond elections: McGraw-Hill boss

Focus on education must last beyond federal elections, the chief executive of a multinational educational publisher has argued. David Levin, from McGraw-Hill Education – one of the ‘big three’ educational publishers – said education, unlike elections, is always around. It shouldn’t be pandered ...

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STEM doesn’t guarantee jobs, wealth

Despite the opening pages of the hot-off-the-press Good Careers Guide preaching STEM and all its glories – the guide’s education chief urged students to pursue careers they're passionate about, even if they aren't STEM-related. The Good Careers Guide is the replacement ...

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