Theresa May survives
BBC News, 13 Dec 2018, 8.00am AEST
Britain's Prime Minister,
Theresa May, has retained leadership of the Conservative Party
after successfully surviving a parliamentary party no-confidence
vote, 200 votes to 117...
Brexit deal still in deep
trouble, The Conversation (opinion), 13 Dec
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Mobile phone ban looms
ABC News, 13 Dec 2018
Mobile phones will be
banned in NSW primary schools from next year in an attempt to
reduce cyberbullying and classroom distraction...
Removing web bullying content
Tas Govt media release, 12 Dec 2018
The planned national 'Right to be forgotten"
laws will help to protect children from cyberbullying by making
it easier to remove content from social media and websites,
premier Will Hodgman said today...
STUDENT HEALTH AND FITNESS
Worse at long jumps than their parents
ABC News, 12 Dec 2018
Today's children have
poorer muscular fitness as a result of doing fewer outside
activities such as climbing trees and playing hopscotch,
research by Active Healthy Kids Australia shows...
More physical activity to
reduce depression, The Conversation (opinion), 11 Dec
How much physical activity do teenagers need?, The
Conversation (opinion), 11 Dec 2018
Hair-cutting teacher faces jail
ABC News, 11 Dec 2018
An American chemistry teacher faces jail
after cutting a student's hair while singing the national
Simplify the cluttered curriculum
ABC News, 10 Dec 2018
We need a simplified curriculum that focuses
on basics such as reading, writing and mathematics, with less
emphasis on soft skills such as teamwork and critical thinking,
federal education minister Dan Tehan says...
GBE workers get more than 2pc
TasLabor website, 10 Dec 2018
Workers in GBEs
(Government Business Enterprises) are receiving wage rises of
well over 2 per cent, such as 2.45 and 2.9 per cent, Opposition
Treasury spokesperson Scott Bacon says...
Bullying incident dealth with
Tas Govt media release, 10 Dec 2018
A bullying incident in a southern Tasmanian
school that has been shown on social media and has been
highlighted by the Opposition was dealt with by the school last
month, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says...
Michael Kent dies
ABC News, 6 Dec 2018
Tasmanian CEO, business identity and Glamorgan Spring Bay mayor
Michael Kent has died at the age of 76...
Long-term certainty for students in need
Tas Govt media release, 6 Dec 2018
The 10-year National School
Reform Agreement will ensure schools receive funding to assist
students with disability, and students with behavioural
challenges and re-engagement needs, education minister Jeremy
Rockliff announced today...
The Conversation (opinion by Katherine Mills and Natalie Peach),
5 Dec 2018
Two academics suggest
how teachers and parents can identify and help adolescents who
are attempting to handle trauma by using alcohol or drugs...
EXTENSION TO YEARS 11 AND 12
ABC News, 4 Dec 2018
Three Catholic schools
in southern Tasmania will extend their schools to Years 11 and
12, just like the state government system has done...
WEATHER ALERT -
Winds have passed
website, 3 Dec 2018
warning of damaging winds issued earlier today no longer
TasLabor media release, 2 Dec 2018
Labor's Social and Emotional
Learning (SEL) policy for schools will reduce trauma and
bullying, spokespersons Michelle O'Byrne and Sarah Lovell say...
Government is already
supporting safe school communities, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 2 Dec 2018
Church names doomed properties
ABC News, 2 Dec 2018
The Anglican Church has released a
final list of 73 churches, graveyards and other properties it
now confirms are to be sold and 34 properties it has removed
from the original sale list..
73 properties to be sold [pdf]
34 properties removed from the sale list
Church sale news page, Anglican
George Bush Sr dies
ABC News, 1 Dec 2018
George Bush Sr, US
president from 1989 to 1993, has died at the age of 94. His wife
Barbara died last year..
Early humans were earlier still
The Conversation (opinion by Mathieu Duval and Mohamed Sahnouni),
30 Nov 2018
Early humans now appear to have lived
in North Africa 2.4 million years ago, 600,000 years earlier
than previously believed, two archaeologists write..
Are student strikes okay?
ABC News, 28 Nov 2018
Many students went "on
strike" today so that they could leave their schools and attend
a rally at Parliament House to argue the government is not doing
enough to combat climate change...
Australian education does
get some things right, The Conversation (opinion), 6 Dec
The Conversation (opinion by Robert Nelson), 28 Nov 2018
Not only is it almost
impossible to teach creativity but the current education system
is hostile to it, an academic writes...
Specialise in a discipline
The Conversation (opinion by Alan Finkel), 28 Nov 2018
For the best chance at
success in life, students need to focus on a discipline, such as
mathematics, and augment that discipline with soft skills such
as creativity - not rely on soft skills alone - Australia's
Chief Scientist says...
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