Education election policies so
The Conversation (opinion by Bronwyn Hinz with Kate
Torii), 28 Apr 2016
policies published so far by the federal Labor and Coalition
parties are given an overview by two policy analysts...
Student transport strategy would
TasLabor media release, 27 Apr 2016
A Labor state government would provide
free public transport for all students attending their nearest
public or private school, easing the family budget and easing
traffic congestion at the same time...
Strategy [pdf], TasLabor website
Tas no comparison with Finland
The Mercury (opinion by Eleanor Ramsay and Michael
Rowan), 27 Apr 2016
Evidence cherry-picked from education system role
models Finland and Canberra should not be used to reject
proposed changes to Tasmania's education system, such as the
lowering of the school starting age, because
Tasmania's situation is simply not comparable with theirs, two
Is learning analytics
The Conversation (opinion by Alan Bain and Nicholas
Drengenberg), 26 Apr 2016
Learning analytics data based on only general student activity
such as number of file downloads is not as useful in improving
methods of teaching as activity-specific data such as teacher
and student feedback and particular software use, two university
TASMANIAN NATIONAL PARKS
Free national parks access
Tas Govt media release, 23 Apr 2016
to Tasmania's national parks will be free for the school holiday
period 24 September to 9 October 2016 to celebrate the
Centenary of Tasmania's Parks, parks minister Matthew Groom
Boxer takes aim at coward's
ABC News, 22 Apr 2016
Boxer Danny Green is fighting to
reduce the number of serious assaults, particularly in the form
of coward's punches, and is seeking government funding to
educate up to 5,000 students at a time...
Teachers' workload increases
The Examiner, 22 Apr 2016
An increase in
workload was experienced by 77 per cent of Australian teachers
according to the AEU's 2016 State of Our Schools survey...
Getting into students' brains
ABC News, 21 Apr 2016
project run by the Science of Learning Research Centre is
monitoring students' brains to find out which teaching and
learning techniques work best...
Teaching writing falling
The Age, 20 Apr 2016
students need to be continually and explicitly taught writing
skills, particularly in the areas of grammar, spelling,
punctuation, expression and genre, researcher Professor Claire
Genes-intelligence link not straightforward
The Conversation (opinion by Daphne Martschenko, 21 Apr 2016
Research into the link
between genetics and what makes people clever is fraught with
South Hobart Primary works
Tas Govt media release, 19 Apr 2016
A tender for
building works at South Hobart Primary School costing $3.6
million has been awarded, Speaker of the House of Assembly Elise
ABC News, 18 Apr 2016
A double dissolution leading to an election on Saturday 2 July
seems likely following the Senate's rejection of a Bill to block
the ABCC legislation tonight...
Funding not so important
Mercury, 18 Apr 2016
school autonomy and parental engagement are more important than
federal funding in improving educational outcomes, federal MP
Eric Hutchinson says, though he also acknowledges the need to
ensure equality of opportunity...
State Minister stresses
funding but feds focus on teacher quality, Michelle O'Byrne, Opposition
education spokesperson, 18 Apr 2016
Does money improve outcomes?
Conversation (opinion by Stewart Riddle), 18 Apr 2016
More money certainly does improve educational outcomes, a
university lecturer argues, but it must be used to reduce
inequality and target student needs...
At least they are now starting
Mercury, 17 Apr 2016
students rate poorly in achieving Year 12 certification yet they
themselves rate education highly and today's five-year-olds are
Australia's best at communication skills and general knowledge...
Parents fear school cuts, The Mercury, 17 Apr 2016
Many questions can be asked, The Mercury (editorial), 18 Apr
Education important for
by David Adams), 16 Apr 2016
Education is the
key to Tasmania's future prosperity, and an essential ingredient
in a successful education system is attention to vulnerable and
young children, a former Social Inclusion Commissioner writes...
EXTENSION TO YEARS 11 AND 12
Extending is de facto streaming
by Deborah Brewer), 16 Apr 2016
There are many alternatives to
extending urban high schools in particular to Years 11 and 12, a
social worker, teacher and researcher says...
Finger use in maths promoted
theatlantic.com, 13 Apr 2016
Neuroscience appears to back the exploitation of finger perception and other forms of visual
thinking in teaching maths...
Fixing education in Australia
The Conversation (opinion by Sue Thomson), 13 Apr 2016
The basic solution to reversing Australia's decline in maths,
science and reading literacy is to target schools that have a
high proportion of students with a low socio-economic
background, with special emphasis on early years education, a
More career guidance wanted
The Advocate, 11 Apr 2016
Young Tasmanians leaving school
say they need more career guidance and more opportunities to learn
practical skills, particularly those related to their interests,
a report by the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) says...
Youth Forum reports launched,
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 11 Apr
$100m less for Tas
The Mercury, 8 Apr 2016
Tasmania stands to lose $100 million in education
funds unless the federal government commits to funding the
additional two years of Gonski reforms, education minister
Jeremy Rockiff says in a submission to a Senate inquiry...
Schools to lose $100m in
Gonski funding, The Examiner, 8 Apr 2016
Tas Gonski claim light on detail, says AEU, ABC News, 8 Apr
Tassie schoolkids $100m worse off, TasLabor media release,
11 Apr 2016
Gonski aside, what exactly does
the education system need?
The Conversation (opinion by Stacey Fox and Megan
O'Connell), 8 Apr 2016
Two academics argue that if the Gonski package of reforms is not
pursued beyond the fourth year then funding needs to target priorities that will have the
greatest impact, namely:
- clarifying the purpose of
- reducing early inequalities
- focusing on the
link between learning and wellbeing...
Shorten goes straight to the
ABC News, 6 Apr 2016
Federal Opposition is writing to all government school
principals to outline Labor's approach to education funding,
following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's recent unsuccessful
attempt to have the states and territories become fully
responsible for the funding of government schools...
EXTENSION TO YEARS 11 AND 12
Is Don. Is good.
The Advocate (opinion), 6 Apr 2016
service provided by Don College and other successful colleges in
more populated areas will suffer if the policy of extending high
schools to Years 11 and 12 is rapidly expanded, MLC and former
teacher Mike Gaffney writes...
Five new frameworks for teachers
The Conversation (opinion by John Fischetti), 5 Apr 2016
With schools having become merely places where young people go
to watch teachers work, an education professor suggests five new
frameworks to use in guiding teacher education...
Replica gun prompts lockdown
ABC News, 4 Apr 2016
Police were alerted when a man
allegedly entered Rose Bay High School's grounds with a replica
No security changes, The Examiner, 6 Apr 2016
Call for compulsory food and
The Mercury, 2 Apr 2016
The Tasmanian School Canteen Association says the
childhood obesity epidemic can be addressed by making food and
nutrition education compulsory...
Tax thought bubble bursts, but
education still up in the air
Tas Govt media release, 1 Apr 2016
Reporting the outcomes of
today's COAG meeting, Premier Will Hodgman says the Prime
Minister's proposed state-by-state income tax levy will not go
ahead but the question of future education funding remains
Education funding fight ahead, ABC
News, 1 Apr 2016
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