Brexit deal rejected
ABC News, 16 Jan 2019
The UK parliament has rejected PM
Theresa May's Brexit deal, 432 votes to 202...
More curriculum autonomy needed
The Conversation (opinion by Alison Willis), 10 Jan 2019
The one-size-fits-all nature of
national curriculums operates against the needs of rural and
regional students, an academic says...
Consistent food messages needed
The Conversation (opinion by Jane Martin), 9 Jan 2019
Children and parents continue
to come under pressure to consume manufactured products that
have a high sugar content yet many students receive mixed health
messages from their schools, an obesity expert writes...
More food in schools
The Conversation (opinion), 7 Jan 2019
There needs to be a greater focus on food education
across all levels in schools, three academics write. But at
least they acknowledge that schools are being asked to take on
many other responsibilities on behalf of society too..
No low-score ATAR teachers
ABC News, 6 Jan 2019
A federal Labor government would
place restrictions on students with low ATAR scores entering
teacher training courses, federal Opposition education
spokesperson Tanya Pilbersek says...
Supporting new teachers
The Conversation (opinion), 3 Jan 2019
Three academics outline six
ways new teachers can be encouraged to stay in the profession...
TasTAFE fees hike criticised
TasLabor website, 31 Dec 2018
TasTAFE are raising fees by up
to 3 pe cent at the same time that course offerings are being
cut, Opposition skills and training spokesperson Anita Dow says...
fees have not increased for three years, Jeremy Rockliff,
Minister for Education and Training, 31 Dec 2018
All Sydney-Hobart yachts have arrived
Tasmanian yacht Alive wins
overall Sydney-Hobart on handicap
(ABC News, 30
Protest against Wild Oats XI deemed invalid
News, 29 Dec 2018)
Sydney-Hobart Yacht Tracker
Smart uniform monitors students
ABC News, 28 Dec 2018
Students in eleven Chinese schools have begun
wearing a chip-embedded school uniform that monitors their
movements, identifying when they arrive and leave school, skip
classes without permission and even where they go out of school
The Conversation (opinion by Bronwyn Hinz), 21 Dec 2018
A researcher presents a state-by-state summary of
this year's major changes in education, along with known
features of national government and Opposition education
ATAR results reissued
Tas Govt media release, 19 Dec 2018
Human error was responsible for
incorrect ATAR scores being issued yesterday ...
Error causes drop in exam
scores, ABC News, 19 Dec 2018
ABC News, 18 Dec 2018
The owners of the Ocean Monarch oil rig which is currently
parked in the Derwent estuary have refused to let the
government's Environmental Protection Authority undertake a
Top students named
Tas Govt media release, 18 Dec 2018
A list of Tasmania's top
students based on their tertiary entrance scores has been
released by education minister Jeremy Rockliff who says that a
higher percentage of students overall received their TCE
compared with last year...
World record for Tassie's Titmus
ABC News, 15 Dec 2018
swimmer Ariarne Titmus has broken the 400 metres women's
freestyle world record in a competition in China...
Students taught the wrong material
ABC News, 14 Dec 2018
Year 12 Visual Communications
and Design students at a Melbourne school
were not taught the complete curriculum this year...
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
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