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Hair-cutting teacher faces jail
ABC News, 11 Dec 2018
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An American chemistry teacher faces jail after cutting a student's hair while singing the national anthem.
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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 (Image: ABC News)TASMANIAN PEOPLE
Michael Kent dies
ABC News, 6 Dec 2018
Former Woolworths 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
CashThe 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...


Alcohol and drugs (Image: Unity Sexual Health)STUDENT SUPPORT
Helping self-medicators
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...


Catholic ChurchEXTENSION TO YEARS 11 AND 12
Catholics copy
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...


Winds have passed
BoM website, 3 Dec 2018
WindThe warning of damaging winds issued earlier today no longer applies...
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Selling SEL
TasLabor media release, 2 Dec 2018
Classroom fightLabor's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) policy for schools will reduce trauma and bullying, spokespersons Michelle O'Byrne and Sarah Lovell say...

Bullet 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
St Barnabas Church, South Arm

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

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George Bush Sr (Image: ABC, Reuters)US POLITICS
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..








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