Electoral data breach
Tas Electoral Commission media release, 30 Jun 2018
The name, address, date of
birth and email address of 4,000 voters who applied for an
express vote in Tasmania's recent State and Legislative
Council elections have been stolen from a server of the
Barcelona-based Typeform service...
Typeform announces breach after hacker grabs backup file,
bleepingcomputer.com, 29 Jun 2018
STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Tas Govt media release, 28 Jun 2018
Jeremy Rockliff has launched the DoE's first Wellbeing Strategy
which focuses on mental health and cybersafety....
Child and Student
Wellbeing Strategy, DoE website
Don't ban mobile phones
The Conversation (opinion), 28 Jun 2018
Following the plan by
NSW to consider whether smartphones should be banned in schools,
four of five experts say mobile devices should NOT be banned in
Disability funding boosted
Tas Govt media release, 25 Jun 2018
Funding for students with a disability has
been increased by $6.79 million this year, education minister
Jeremy Rockliff says...
Broadcasting boosts attendance
ABC News, 25 Jun 2018
presenting weekly Indigenous radio shows has improved the
attendance of students at Smithton Primary School where
one-third of the students identify as Aboriginal...
Zimbabwe assassination attempt
ABC News, 24 Jun 2018
Zimbabwe's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa,
missed injury or death by only centimetres in an explosion which
injured his vice president and several other people...
Only a "narrow" NAPLAN review
ABC News, 23 Jun 2018
Instead of the much called-for comprehensive
review of NAPLAN, a "narrow" review will focus on the
presentation of data that allows news media to create school
league tables, federal education minister Simon Birmingham says ...
Comprehensive review was
wanted by unions as cover-up, says Birmingham, Doorstop interview, Adelaide, 22 Jun
AEU welcomes Labor's promise to review NAPLAN, AEU website,
21 Jun 2018
Labor backs NAPLAN review, Tanya Plibersek, Opposition
education spokesperson, 21 Jun 2018
ABC News, 21 Jun 2018
The NSW government will
consider whether smartphones should be banned in schools while
allowing students to use only mobile phones that have no
internet or camera function...
Greens' budget reply delivered
Greens website, 20Jun 2018
The Greens' costed budget reply speech
includes provision for more teacher assistants, social workers
and specialist support staff, and shifting education
institutions towards contemporary best practice
2018-19 Alternative Budget for full details
Jobs threatened by Greens Alternative Budget,
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 20 Jun 2018
SOCCER WORLD CUP
Optus extends free SBS soccer
SBS, 20 Jun 2018
Technologically-challenged telco Optus is allowing
SBS to extend the free broadcasting of ALL Soccer World Cup
Matches until Friday 29 June.
As well, the Optus streaming
service will be free to all Australians until Friday 31 August..
UPDATE 28 Jun 2018: SBS will show free ALL remaining games
including the finals now
BUDGET REPLY SPEECH
Education's role reiterated
TasLabor media release, 19Jun 2018
Education links social
and economic prosperity, Opposition leader Rebecca White said in
her Budget Reply speech...
Industry Advisory Councils to promote skills, TasLabor media
release, 19 Jun 2018
Budget Reply analysis, ABC News, 20 Jun 2018
No plan or vision, Peter Gutwein, Treasurer, 20 Jun 2018
SOCCER WORLD CUP
Optus soccer failure: SBS helps
SBS, 18Jun 2018
SBS will broadcast free ALL World Cup
soccer matches over the next 48 hours in view of a technical
inability by Optus to provide the service to its paying
No Wednesday Hobart Show day
Hobart Showgrounds website, 17 Jun 2018
still unavailable, try
As a trial, the traditional Hobart Show
Wednesday used by schools will not operate this year, due to
falling student numbers...
Soccer losing out
The Conversation (opinion by Steve Georgakis), 15
Soccer was on an upward growth path in
Australia a few years ago but now the sport (at least men's
soccer) is losing out to Australian Rules and Rugby League, an
Vision statements just words?
The Conversation (opinion by Kelly Allen and Peggy
Kern), 15 Jun 2018
School vision and mission statements can have tangible benefits
for the school and its community, two academics argue...
Teacher numbers good, pay bad
AEU (Tas) website, 14 Jun 2018
AEU state president
Helen Richardson has welcomed the State Budget's provision for
the promised extra 250 teachers and 80 teacher assistants over
six years, but she is disappointed over its provision for only a
2 per cent pay rise...
State Budget delivered
ABC News, 14 Jun 2018
The Treasurer, Peter
Gutwein, has brought down the State Budget.
State Budget web site (Tas Govt)
Budget media releases
Extending high schools to Year 12
Boosting the education workforce
Investing in health, education and Tasmanians in need
Budget quick links
Winners and losers, ABC News, 14 Jun 2018
Budget analysis, ABC News, 14 Jun 2018
Promise-keeping budget, ABC News, 15 Jun 2018
UPDATE 15 Jun
2018: As the period for the following warning has passed, the
warning is CANCELLED.
weather warning for North
BoM, 14 Jun 2018
Damaging winds gusting to around 100km/h
with possible thunder are forecast for tonight (Thursday) and
early tomorrow morning across the northern coastal areas of
Power outages (TasNetworks)
closures (Tas Police)
Peace in our time
ABC News, 12 Jun 2018, 4.00pm
President Trump said "The world
will see a major change" and that denuclearisation will begin "very
quickly", following the signing of a document with North Korea's
Kim Jong-un in Singapore a few minutes ago...
ABC News 24 live coverage
Economics interest rate plummets
ABC News, 13 Jun 2018
The number of students
choosing Year 12 Economics has fallen by 70 per cent over the
last 25 years, a concerned Reserve Bank official says...
Economics has an image
problem among students, The Conversation (opinion), 14 Jun
Explaining homelessness to kids
ABC News, 12 Jun 2018
Talking to children about homelessness should be carried out
with compassion rather than in a way that creates fear, a
Why create STEAM from STEM?
The Conversation (opinion), 11 Jun 2018
Giving STEM subjects
an arts dimension ensures science students, teachers and
researchers benefit from methods used in the creative process
characteristic of the arts,
three researchers say...
Choosing health websites
The Conversation (opinion by Karen Scott and Patrina
Ha Yuen Caldwell), 11 Jun 2018
Two medical academics
provide parents with guidelines on choosing websites that
contain advice about children's health...
Lockdown song controversy
ABC News, 8 Jun 2018
US social media appear
to be divided over a Kindergarten's display of a nursery rhyme
that is designed to encourage safe behaviour by children during
a school shooting...
COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM
Learners and computers
ABC News, 8 Jun 2018
Could typing, as
opposed to handwriting, bypass the neural pathways that
facilitate learning? ...
Formative vs summative assessment
The Conversation (opinion by Rod Lane), 8 Jun 2018
Although formative and summative assessment
each has its place, the ongoing feedback provided by formative
assessment seems set to become increasingly required...
Debate over backflip bans
ABC News, 7 Jun 2018
Some schools are
banning students from performing backflips out of concern they
might injure themselves when attempting to imitate celebratory
backflips by sporting heroes such as the Matildas' Sam Kerr...
Does PageUp data breach affect
ZDNet, 6 Jun 2018
A security breach of
the PageUp job application software run by many government and
business organisations such as the University of Tasmania and
Coles has compromised applicants' contact and other details...
STUDENTS CAUGHT UP: This possibly places at risk the email addresses and
other data of the many Tasmanian school students who have
applied for part-time jobs at Coles during the last 18 months.
Data breach hits Tas
Government job seekers, ABC News, 6 May 2018
Advice from StaySmartOnline (Aust Govt website)
History of history teaching has
been a verbal war
The Conversation (opinion by Rebecca Cairns), 6 June 2018
It seems that every
politician has had a view on what should be included in the
history curriculum in Australia...
Wellbeing policy launched
Tas Govt media release, 6 June 2018
The Minister for Human
Services, Roger Jaensch, has launched the state government's
Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework ...
Strong Families, Safe
Tasmanian Child and
Youth Wellbeing Framework [pdf]
School farm boost
Tas Govt media release, 5 June 2018
Next week's State
Budget will provide for increased spending on school farm
teacher numbers and running costs, especially benefiting
Oatlands District High, Sheffield District High and Jordan River
School Farm, education minister Jeremy Rockliff said today...
Awards for staff
Tas Govt media release, 2 June 2018
Department is calling for nominations by 1 July 2018 for the
Together We Inspire awards that
recognise contributions by teachers, other staff and volunteers...
ABC News, 1 June 2018
A claim by Greens senator
Sarah Hanson-Young that a Victorian school chaplain engaged in
proselytising by telling an anorexic student she was "hungering
for the word of God" is to be investigated...
ABC News, 1 June 2018
Clarendon Vale Primary is one of many Tasmanian
schools following the Love In A Lunch Box
program which shows parents that healthy school lunches can be
prepared easily and cheaply...
Love In A Lunchbox
Challenge 2018, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 30 May 2018