Early humans were earlier still
The Conversation (opinion by Mathieu Duval and Mohamed Sahnouni),
30 Nov 2018
Early humans now appear to have lived
in North Africa 2.4 million years ago, 600,000 years earlier
than previously believed, two archaeologists write..
Are student strikes okay?
ABC News, 28 Nov 2018
Many students went "on
strike" today so that they could leave their schools and attend
a rally at Parliament House to argue the government is not doing
enough to combat climate change...
Australian education does
get some things right, The Conversation (opinion), 6 Dec
The Conversation (opinion by Robert Nelson), 28 Nov 2018
Not only is it almost
impossible to teach creativity but the current education system
is hostile to it, an academic writes...
Specialise in a discipline
The Conversation (opinion by Alan Finkel), 28 Nov 2018
For the best chance at
success in life, students need to focus on a discipline, such as
mathematics, and augment that discipline with soft skills such
as creativity - not rely on soft skills alone - Australia's
Chief Scientist says...
Financial literacy crisis
ABC News, 28 Nov 2018
ASIC and the
Reserve Bank are concerned that the number of students studying
economics in Australia has plummeted, and that as some groups,
particularly women, are decreasingly confident in handling
financial matters, high schools must take on the role of
financial literacy educator...
Widespread support of stop work action
AEU media release, 28 Nov 2018
school staff around Tasmania have thrown their support behind
the AEU's call for teachers to be given lower class sizes, more
lesson preparation time and a competitive salary, the AEU's
state manager, Roz Madsen, says..
Facts being ignored, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 28 Nov 2018
Tas Govt media release, 28 Nov 2018
The government has
provided Tasmanians with more teachers, more teacher assistants,
more support staff and enhanced school facilities, and is
continuing to ensure education is a priority, education minister
Jeremy Rockliff says..
SA stops work for longer
ABC News, 27 Nov 2018
teachers will walk off the job this Thursday from the beginning
of the school day until 12.15pm..
Lowest paid in the country
AEU website, 27 Nov 2018
experienced teachers are the lowest paid in Australia, the
AEU state president Helen Richardson said at a rally in northern
Fair wage increase
Tas Govt media release, 27 Nov 2018
A pay rise of 6
per cent over three years for public servants is fair and
reasonable, Treasurer Peter Gutwein says...
Whooping cough alert
ABC News, 26 Nov 2018
Children under 14 years
of age, especially those aged 5-9 years, are the group most
affected by an unusual rise in whooping cough numbers in
Tasmania. The outbreak is concentrated in the Devonport area but
is now spreading to the south of the state.
Whooping cough information, DHHS
Landslide win for Vic Labor
ABC News, 25 Nov 2018
A 5 per cent swing to
Labor has given Victoria's premier Daniel
Andrews an overwhelming state election victory...
No more overdue fees
Tas Govt media release, 24 Nov 2018
are set to remove overdue and many other fees to encourage more
people to borrow books and other materials, education minister
Jeremy Rockliff has announced...
Literacy boost welcomed, ABC News, 25 Nov 2018
School bomb hoaxer jailed
BBC News, 23 Nov 2018
A 20-year-old American-Israeli man who made
more than 2,000 hoax bomb threats to schools and other
organisations when a teenager has been jailed for 10 years...
RETENTION TO YEAR 12
Tas Govt media release, 22 Nov 2018
More high schools will
be involved in partnerships with colleges in 2020:
Kingston High and Hobart College
Huonville High, New Town High, Ogilvie High and Elizabeth
Huonville High and Hobart College...
Funding gap widens
ABC News, 22 Nov 2018
government schools now receive less government funding than
similar private schools, an investigation using My School data
ABC News, 22 Nov 2018
agriculture unit will be incorporated in the NSW Years 7 and 8
technology syllabus from next year...
Concern about city school
facilities, ABC News, 30 Nov 2018
Recruits being processed
Tas Govt media release, 21 Nov 2018
Following the receipt of 628 applications for teaching
positions under the More Teachers, Quality Teaching
four-year action plan, the government is processing 240
Closed schools announced
DoE website, 20 Nov 2018
schools that will be closed until 10.30am on days of
stop-work meetings next week have been released by the Education
Drop children off after
10.30am, bus timetables will not be changed, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 20 Nov 2018
152 schools to
start late, ABC News, 20 Nov 2018
Traffic chaos postponed
ABC Radio, 20 Nov 2018
inclement weather has prompted cancellation of the proposed
closure of the Tasman Highway near the Hobart Cenotaph this
weekend to enable the installation of the Bridge of Remembrance.
Umpteenth Commissioner for Children appointed
Tas Govt media release, 19 Nov 2018
The new Commissioner for
Children and Young People is Leanne McLean who was recently the
Deputy Premier's Chief of Staff...
stuff.co.nz, 16 Nov 2018
Year 13 students in New Zealand
have complained that the use of the word 'trivial' in a history
examination question was unfair as many of them did not know its
Education of students not
a trivial pursuit, stuff.co.nz (opinion), 19 Nov 2018
Negotiations on Wednesday
website, 14 Nov 2018
The government has set a
formal negotiations meeting for tomorrow (Wed) but says the 2
per cent wage rise offer is set in stone...
Government teacher offer, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 15 Nov 2018
Negotiation update, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education
and Training, 15 Nov 2018
Government offer rejected, AEU, 15 Nov 2018
AEU should take teacher offer to members, Peter Gutwein,
Treasurer, 15 Nov 2018
Tas teachers soon to be worst paid, Labor media release, 14
News, 14 Nov 2018
The body of missing West Moonah man
Nelson Kiddle has been found in the Lenah Valley area...
Teachers to strike in two weeks
News, 13 Nov 2018
Tasmanian teachers will strike
in two weeks' time when they attend stop-work meetings from
9.00am to 9.45am:
north and north-west on
Tuesday 27 November, and
south on Wednesday 28 November...
Further stop-work action, AEU media release, 13 Nov 2018
Union action unfair to students and families, Jeremy
Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 13 Nov 2018
Another stop-work meeting, The Examiner, 14 Nov 2018
Conversation (opinion by Linda J. Graham), 13 Nov 2018
exclusions do more harm than good, an academic writes...
Govt media release, 11 Nov 2018
TCE Year 11 and 12 written examinations
begin tomorrow (Monday) and finish on Thursday 22 November...
News, 9 Nov 2018
Surgeons have successfully
separated conjoined twins Nima and Dawa from Bhutan in
Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital...
Early childhood plan continues
Govt media release, 8 Nov 2018
Jeremy Rockliff has confirmed funding for the second year of the
government's Early Years and School Age Care Sectors
Workforce Plan for Tasmania 2017-2020...
Shift to Democrats
News, 7 Nov 2018
The Democrats are expected to take over the
House of Representatives now that polls have closed in the US mid-term elections, although
President Trump's Republicans appear likely to maintain
control of the Senate...
Examiner, 6 Nov 2018
The need to hire an extra 250 teachers has prompted the DoE to
play a greater role in coordinating recruitment of new teachers
and granting permanency for existing ones...
Strong winds to dominate Saturday
website, 2 Nov 2018
Damaging winds gusting to around
100km/h are expected tonight (Friday) in the NE and W, and
tomorrow (Saturday) across Tasmania except for the NW coast,
central E coast and Launceston area...
Current wildlife news
5.00pm, 1 Nov 2018
Frederick Henry Bay near Lauderdale
in Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
Report comments ban
The Examiner, 1 Nov 2018
The AEU has instructed members
to refuse to write comments on students' end-of-year reports, as
part of public sector industrial action which includes
opposition to the government's 2 per cent pay rise offer...
Parent body opposed to
industrial action, The Examiner, 1 Nov 2018
Unions disrupting learning, Elise Archer, Acting Minister
for Education and Training, 31 Oct 2018
Unions should stop disrupting public services, Peter Gutwein,
Treasurer, 2 Nov 2018
Industrial action not unreasonable, The Examiner, 2 Nov 2018
Highway closure cancelled
Radio, 1 Nov 2018
The planned closure of the
Tasman Highway near the Hobart Cenotaph to allow a footbridge to
be installed will not go ahead this weekend due to predicted
strong winds, the engineering company's head of operations has