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Archive for April 2013

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Iodine-literacy link
EruekAlert, 30 Apr 2013

Nine-year-olds perform worse on literacy tests if they had not received enough iodine when in the womb, a Menzies Research Institute study of Tasmanian students shows..

The Mercury, 2 May 2013

NSWHelicopter rules
SMH, 28 Apr 2013

NSW seems to have such a problem with helicopter parents that they are introducing special rules..

TMAG: Tasmanian Museum and Art GalleryFamily fun at TMAG
Tas Govt media release, 26 Apr 2013

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery has a family fun day this Sunday, 29 April, and a school holiday program from Monday...

NW TasmaniaBurnie CFC opened
Tas Govt media release, 24 Apr 2013

The relocated Burnie Child and Family Centre was opened today by the Premier, Lara Giddings...

Anzac knowledge being lost
The Australian, 24 Apr 2013

Students are receiving fewer lessons about Australia's military history..

Anzac Day downplayed in history curriculum, The Australian, 24 Apr 2013

NSWNSW grabs Gonski
ABC News, 23 Apr 2013

NSW has signed up to to receive the federal government's Gonski education reforms funding...

Tas negotiations continuing, Tas Govt media release, 23 Apr 2013

Abbott would dump Gonski reforms
The Examiner, 21 Apr 2013

Opposition leader Tony Abbott says it would appear preferable to implement alternatives to the Gonski education funding reforms should the Coalition gain government..

Gonski bilateral agreements?
SMH, 19 Apr 2013

Julia Gillard (ABC)After encountering resistance to any Gonski agreement at the recent COAG meeting, prime minister Julia Gillard appears set to attempt to form bilateral agreements with individual states..

Second Boston bomber captured
Mirror, 20 Apr 2013

Boston bomber killed
BBC News, 19 Apr 2013
One of the Boston marathon bombing suspects has died after being shot by police and police believe they are closing in on his brother.

Photos of two Boston bombing suspects released
The Guardian,18 Apr 2013

VictoriaTeachers' 20% pay rise
The Age, 18 Apr 2013

Victorian government school teachers have won a pay rise ranging from 16.1 to 20.5 per cent over three years..

Help for bushfire kids
ABC News, 16 Apr 2013

Beyond Blue's Child and Adolescent Bushfire Disaster Response was launched at Dunalley Primary today..

Beyond Blue media release, 16 Apr 2013

Gonski criticises uni cuts
ABC News, 15 Apr 2013

Gonski education reformsDavid Gonski has criticised the Federal Government's intention to take money away from universities to pay for his education reforms ..

Australian wins US Masters
ABC News, 15 Apr 2013
Australia's Adam Scott has won the US Masters golf championship.

Gonski funds to come from universities
ABC News, 13 Apr 2013

Gonski education reformsThe federal government will fund the Gonski reforms by reducing direct and indirect tertiary education sector funding..

Bullet "Savings" from unis to pay for Gonski, Craig Emerson, Minister for Tertiary Education, 13 Apr 2013
Bullet School classrooms to be properly resourced, PM Julia Gillard and Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, 14 Apr 2013
Bullet Gonski funding details revealed by PM but protests loom, ABC News, 14 Apr 2013
Bullet Tas uni students hit disproportionately harder, ABC News, 14 Apr 2013
Bullet Tassie needs an extra $140m, The Examiner, 14 Apr 2013
Bullet Where are Tas Gonski funds coming from?, Michael Ferguson, Tas Opposition education spokesperson, 15 Apr 2013.

Frank MacDonald Anzac prize winners excited
The Advocate, 13 Apr 2013
The six winners of the Anzac essay competition for the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize are looking forward to their trip to France to commemorate Anzac Day...
Bullet The Examiner, 11 Apr 2013
Bullet The Mercury, 17 Apr 2013

Rosny College open Monday
Dept of Education, 12 Apr 2013
Rosny College
will will re-open on Monday...

Tas Children's Commissioner quits
ABC News, 12 Apr 2013

Australian CurriculumLack of nutrition in new curriculum
The Australian, 12 Apr 2013
In a country of overweight children, the new national curriculum is alarmingly underweight in food and nutrition...

Children in abortion protest
The Examiner, 10 Apr 2013

Tasmanian ParliamentChildren in school uniform took part in an anti-abortion protest outside Tasmania's Parliament House today..

ABC News, 10 Apr 2013
The Mercury, 12 Apr 2013

My Kirtchen Rules: Ali and SamFARM EDUCATION
MKR duo at Brighton sheep expo this Saturday
JRLF School Farm, 10 Apr 2013

My Kitchen Rules Tasmanian celebrity chefs Ali and Sam will be at the Jordan River School Farm's 'Big Woolly Day Out' this Saturday, 13 April, cooking lamb at the BaaBQ.
The wide range of activities promote sheep farming and sheep products. Admission is free..

How to get to the Jordan River School Farm, Brighton

Rosny College closed
(ABC News, 5.30pm 10 Apr 2013)

Rosny College
is closed to students tomorrow (Thurs 11 Apr) due to a burst water main.
Staff will be able to work there as normal.
See full details in Ed Dept message, 10 Apr 2013

Teacher released
ABC News, 10 Apr 2013

A former Tasmanian teacher who had been convicted of maintaining a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student has been released on parole..

Another assessment group planned
Aust Govt media release, 9 Apr 2013

The federal government plans to establish the Australian Performance Institute to collect and evaluate data about school performance..

Whitelion to be mentoring white knight
Tas Govt media release, 9 Apr 2013

Youth service provider Whitelion is to provide mentoring services for Tasmanian young people in care..

Stress report stresses awareness
Tas Govt media release, 9 Apr 2013

The Tasmanian Youth Forum, run by the Youth Network of Tasmania, today released a communique, Study and Stress..

Metro busesBUS DISPUTE
Bus dispute appears to be over
ABC News, 11.00am 9 Mar 2013

Tas literacy and numeracy boost
Aust Govt media release, 9 Apr 2013

About 80 Tasmanian schools are receiving $3.6 million from the federal government to assist with literacy and numeracy in Years 3, 5 and 7, the total over the next two years to be $6.8 million..

NAPLAN science plan
ABC News, 9 Apr 2013

The federal government plans to add science questions to the NAPLAN testing program ..

National Plan endorsed ready for COAG
Aust Govt media release, 8 Apr 2013

Tasmania is one of the three states that have endorsed the National Plan for School Improvement which provides for annual reviews of teachers, greater school autonomy and a new funding model ..

The Examiner, 9 Apr 2013

Campaign combats child sexual assault
The Examiner, 8 Apr 2013

The government and the community need to provide more support for the Bravehearts educational program, co-founder Hetty Johnston says..

Family reading campaign launched
Aust Govt media release, 8 Apr 2013

The national Let's Read Early Literacy Campaign was launched today..

Teach driving in Year 7
news.com.au, 7 Apr 2013

School students as young as 12 years should be taught to drive, a motorsport chief says..

$10,000 bonus scheme finally abandoned
Herald Sun, 7 Apr 2013

The federal government has abandoned its plan to give performance bonuses to around one in ten teachers each year..

$100,000 for teachers
The Mercury, 6 Apr 2013
There is a new call for experienced teachers to be paid a six-figure salary...

Superannuation changes announced
SMH, 5 Apr 2013
The federal government has reacted to widespread community uncertainty by announcing changes to superannuation, including taxation of those with superannuation earnings of $100,000 or more:

Bullet Super changes at a glance, National Times, 5 Apr 2013

Pontville Detention CentrePONTVILLE DETENTION CAMP
s teen detainees to be educated
Tas Govt media release, 5 Apr 2013
Detainees aged 15-17 years at the Pontville detention Camp will commence an educational program at the Tasmanian Polytechnic from next week...
Bullet The Examiner, 5 Apr 2013

Tassie littlies improve
Tas Govt media release, 4 Apr 2013
The latest Australian Early Development Index results show an improvement across all five domains for Tasmania's young children, education minister Nick McKim said today...
Bullet The Mercury, 5 Apr 2013

Oyster gastro source identified

ABC Radio, 3.40pm 4 Apr 2013
The oyster gastro source has been found to be a private sewage outlet in Dunalley.
Bullet Source found, Tas Govt media release, 4 Apr 2013

Sorell water main cut
(ABC Radio, 9.42am)
UPDATE FRIOM SW 2.14pm: Supply restored

Portable toilets and a water truck will service students at the Sorell School following the unexpected interruption of the main water supply to Sorell this morning.
Bullet Southern Water service interruptions


Puberty blues
ABC Science, 3 Apr 2013
Children who go through puberty early suffer from poorer mental health skills...

Call for armed staff and guards in schools
BBC News, 2 Apr 2013
America's National Rifle Association has called for school staff members with gun expertise to be trained to respond to shootings in their schools...

Tassie oyster gastro alert
(ABC News, 2 Apr 2013)
DHHS health alert, 3 Apr 2013
Statement from Director of Public Health, 3 Apr 2013





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