Teachers making extra money from the Internet
buzzfeednews.com, 31 Aug 2018
Some teachers are making far more than their
teacher's salary by selling their lesson materials through
Teachers and by making recommendations on
Recruitment of school farm teachers begins
Tas Govt media release, 31 Aug 2018
The state government has begun
recruiting more school farm teachers including a statewide
controller and three network leaders ready for the start of Term
4, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...
No funding to prevent assaults
stuff.co.nz, 29 Aug 2018
A New Zealand school that had
excluded a student with a long history of behavioural problems
has been ordered to take him back but with no special funding
support, meaning that while students with challenging learning
needs receive special funding there is no funding for minders to
prevent students with challenging behavioural problems from
assaulting others in the school...
NAPLAN results released today
ABC News, 28 Aug 2018
The 2018 scaled down NAPLAN results show little
change from last year...
NAPLAN results flawed
because of online change, ABC News, 27 Aug 2018
NAPLAN 2018 summary release, ACARA website
2018 preliminary results tables, ACARA website
A few weeks late but otherwise little change, The
Conversation (opinion), 28 Aug 2018
Dates: Assessment activities 2018, ACARA website
Why can students perform better in online NAPLAN tests?, ABC
News, 28 Aug 2018
Tasmanian NAPLAN results improvement, Jeremy Rockliff,
Minister for Education and Training, 28 Aug 2018
Year 9 writing disappointment in Tasmania, The Examiner, 28
'Stone Age' out of date
The Conversation (opinion by Alice Gorman), 27 Aug 2018
archaeologists no longer refer to past Aboriginal cultures as
'Stone Age' because the archaeologists no longer assume stone
working skills are evidence of primitive societies...
Settlement question needs to be settled
The Conversation (opinion by Henry Reynolds), 27 Aug 2018
In the early settlement of
Australia, the British government made all Aboriginals British
citizens, but British citizens cannot have their land or other
property seized by their government without due process or
ABC News, 26 Aug 2018
The new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison,
has announced his Ministerial lineup.
Former social services minister Dan
Simon Birmingham as Minister for Education....
Turnbull to resign from Parliament this week, triggering
a by-election, ABC News, 27 Aug 2018
Julie Bishop resigns
ABC News, 26 Aug 2018
Former Deputy Liberal leader Julie
Bishop has resigned as Foreign Minister but will remain an MP,
at least for the time being...
Julie Bishop to contest next election,
ABC News, 1 Sep 2018
Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister
ABC News, 24 Aug 2018
Treasurer Scott Morrison is
Australia's new Prime Minister having defeated Peter Dutton and
Julie Bishop for the position of Liberal Party leader.
has won the ballot for deputy leader of the Liberal Party...
SCHOOL ENROLMENT ZONES
Review of intake areas
Tas Govt media release, 23 Aug 2018
Feedback from the community over
Tasmanian government school intake areas is being sought, education
minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...
Review of School Intake
Areas: Government Primary and Combined Schools, DoE website
ADHD girls overlooked
The Conversation (opinion by Florence Mowlem), 23 Aug 2018
Girls with attention-deficit
hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have the barely detectable inattentive-type
symptoms than the attention-grabbing disruptive-type symptoms
that are typical of boys with ADHD, a PhD candidate writes...
TURNBULL VIRTUALLY GONE: But Dutton takeover not assured
ABC News, 23 Aug 2018
ministers including Mathias Cormann now support Peter Dutton for
Treasurer Scott Morrison and
Deputy Liberal Party leader Julie Bishop have
announced that they, too, will now run for the leadership of the
Parliamentary Liberal Party.
Malcolm Turnbull says he will call a party meeting at 12
noon tomorrow (Friday) if he sees the names of the
apparent 43 members who support a spill. (Dutton's camp claimed
they had 40 as at 5.50pm today, Thursday.)
Peter Dutton's eligibility to sit as an MP is
under a cloud over his financial interest in child care centres
that receive government funding: the Solicitor-General's view on
this is expected first thing tomorrow...
Turnbull narrowly survives leadership spill
ABC News, 21 Aug 2018
Minister Malcolm Turnbull has survived a leadership spill
against Peter Dutton, 48 votes to 35.
Peter Dutton has resigned from the front bench.
Nine others have either resigned or offered their resignations.
COMMENT: Turmoil looms...
Awards finalists announced
Tas Govt media release, 19 Aug 2018
Education minister Jeremy
Rockliff has named the 36 finalists for the Together We
Inspire Awards 2018 ...
Nazism and Australia today
The Conversation (opinion by Matt Fitzpatrick), 18 Aug 2018
Precisely why is the term "final
solution" offensive? Can certain groups in Australia be
categorised as fascists and Nazis? Can offshore detention
centres be described as "concentration camps"?...
Kofi Annan dies
ABC News, 18 Aug 2018
Kofi Anna, the first black
African secretary-general of the United Nations, has died at the
age of 80...
Aretha Franklin's Tasmanian link
The Conversation (opinion by Andrew Legg), 17 Aug 2018
UTAS Conservatorium of Music's
Andrew Legg recalls the time 25 years ago he played the piano
for and was shown hospitality by America's Queen of Soul, Aretha
Franklin, who died this week aged 76...
Teach future consumers what questions to ask
The Conversation (opinion), 17 Aug 2018
The Financial Services Royal Commission is revealing
a need for more financial literacy education by schools, VET and
universities, three academics write...
The Orb launched
Tas Govt media release, 15 Aug 2018
The teaching of Tasmanian
Aboriginal histories and cultures will be made easier with
today's launch of a collection of online resources called
The Orb website
culture to life in the classroom, ABC News, 16 Aug 2018
over. The following warnings no longer apply.
BoM, 15 Aug 2018
wind gusts for this afternoon have been reduced from 120km/h
to 100km/h, for all areas except the south-east coast fringe.
Abnormally high tides on the north coast are also expected...
Thousands without power, ABC News, 15 Aug 2018
COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM
Teachers' eternal computer burden
The Conversation (opinion by Brendon Hyndman), 14 Aug 2018
The huge number of reasons
teachers may find it hard to use computers in the classroom
could disadvantage their students, an academic writes...
COMPUTERS AND HOMEWORK
The Conversation (opinion), 14 Aug 2018
The potential for digital tools
to enhance children's homework experiences, particularly in
maths, is not being exploited to the full, three academics
Boosting spatial skills
The Conversation (opinion by Kym Simoncini and Tracy
Logan), 13 Aug 2018
Young children's spatial
reasoning skills can be improved with several simple activities...
Teacher's career destroyed
PerthNow, 12 Aug 2018
A Perth (WA) teacher was falsely accused of
manhandling an out-of-control student but he still lost his career...
Concern over teaching entrants' low ATARs
9news.com.au, 12 Aug 2018
Two students admitted
to teaching courses in Victoria had ATARs of 17.9 and 22.1
respectively out of a possible 99.95, although these cases
appear to be exceptions to the current standard cut-off of 65
(which is set to be raised to 70 next year)...
Tas Govt media release, 11 Aug 2018
vaccines are now available through pharmacies, GPs and local
government. Another special clinic will operate at the Derwent
Entertainment Centre next weekend (18 and 19 August - bookings
required). Special clinics will operate in the north and north
west in October...
Meningococcal disease fact sheet,
Bookings open for second meningococcal clinic, Tas Govt
media release, 15 Aug 2018
Bold new trial uses speed-reading
BBC News, 10 Aug 2018
experiment by BBC News to cater for the tiny screens of
smartwatches presents the news one word at a time in one spot instead of
requiring the traditional left-to-right eye movement...
STEM excellence to be recognised
Tas Govt media release, 10 Aug 2018
Nominations are now
open for the 2018 Tasmanian STEM Awards for Excellence which
include awards for a primary years teacher and a secondary years
The following warnings no longer apply.
and tides warning
BoM, 10 Aug 2018
A severe weather warning has been issued for
damaging winds today for all of Tasmania apart from the
northern coastal area, as well as abnormally high tides in the
Cressy closed due to power outage
DoE website, 8 Aug 2018
Cressy District High School
has been closed until tomorrow (Thursday 9 August) due to a
power outage. However, the power was restored by lunch time
District High School Facebook page
Cressy power outage hits
400-plus customers, The Examiner, 8 Aug 2018
Power outages, TasNetworks
NAPLAN validity questioned
ABC News, 8 Aug 2018
The release of the latest NAPLAN results has been
delayed over concerns about the validity of a testing program
that combines online and paper-and-pencil test data...
Storm in a teacup, The Conversation, 14 Aug 2018
The Independent (UK), 7 Aug 2018
A UK neuroscientist is undertaking a campaign to urge
parents to teach their children to swear from as young as two...
WIN News shock
ABC News, 7 Aug 2018
staff have been told their weeknight television bulletins will
be provided by the WIN Wollongong office from Friday 17 August
and that their weekend bulletins will be axed altogether...
Social media restrictions for public servants
ABC News, 7 Aug 2018
Teachers and other public servants will have to be careful what
they say online under proposed new social media guidelines...
Premier promises common sense policy, Tas Govt media release, 8 Aug 2018
The Conversation (opinion by David Rhodes), 7 Aug 2018
Australian sex education
teachers should adopt the English approach and incorporate more
sexual and gender diversity in lessons, an education lecturer
250 teachers declared
Tas Govt media release, 6 Aug 2018
Education minister Jeremy
Rockliff has signed the Quality Teaching Declaration
which will see 250 more teachers employed...
Make STEAM with the Arts
ABC News, 5 Aug 2018
Creativity and the
arts are as essential as mathematics and other STEM subjects,
Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin says...
Queensland's Indigenous Year 12 miracle
ABC News, 3 Aug 2018
Queensland Year 12 completion
certificates have been received by 97.2 per cent of Indigenous
students, almost level with the 98.1 per cent achievement rate
for non-Indigenous students, a budget estimates hearing has been
Tas Govt media release, 3 Aug 2018
Entries by grade 9 students for
the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize are due by Friday 24 August,
Minister for Veterans' Affairs Guy Barnett says...
Sixth meningococcal case has Y strain
The Examiner, 3 Aug 2018
Claremont man is the sixth case of meningococcal disease this
year, but unlike the others he has the Y strain...
Meningococcal disease fact sheet,
Sixth meningococcal case confirmed, ABC News, 3 Aug 2018
Meningococcal update, Tas Govt media release, 6 Aug 2018
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Nationwide school smartphone ban
ABC News, 2 Aug 2018
A new French law will
ban students up to the age of 15 from using smartphones,
smartwatches and tablets in schools from next month ...
Two per cent pay offer
Tas Govt media release, 2 Aug 2018
The state government
has made an offer to public sector unions that includes a 2 per
cent pay rise for three years...
Unions fight 2 per cent pay offer after seven years of wage
restraint, AEU (Tas) website, 3 Aug 2018
Cost to the Budget is $110,000 per public servant, Tas Govt
media release, 8 Aug 2018
AEU (Federal), 2 Aug 2018
A plan by the federal
government to recruit experienced but unqualified adults to
learn to be teachers while on the job has been criticised by the
National principals' leader
Tas Govt media release, 1 Aug 2018
The president of the
Tasmanian Principals Association, Malcolm Elliott, is to become
president of the Australian Primary Principals Association...