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Tutors coach students through NAPLAN: Dinham

A private tutoring industry exists for the purpose of helping individual students to ace NAPLAN, despite the test results being used to monitor schools’ overall academic performance, the University of Melbourne’s professor Stephen Dinham has revealed. Dinham, an education expert ...

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Vertical schools trend rising in Melbourne

Construction has begun on Melbourne’s first high-rise school, continuing an Australian trend that began in Sydney of schools gracing city skylines. Richmond High School on Highett Street, which will educate 650 students, is set to be operational by 2018. The ...

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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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Adaptability the key as Mathspace expands to Hong Kong

Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity, as the digital ...

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Apple teaches teachers how to use tech

Technology can be good for teachers, if they know how to use it. Otherwise it’s a perennial frustration for the teacher, and an impediment to learning for the student. That’s why Michelle Michael, acting principal of Gymea Bay Public School ...

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