Year 11 and 12 results wrong
TasLabor media release, 19 Dec 2019
The TCE, ATAR and VET results
for many students have been miscalculated by TASC (the Office of
Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification), Opposition
education spokesperson Josh Willie says...
Willie wrong on student results,
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, 19 Dec
2019 - Note that ABC News reported that subsequent to
this media release being issued the Minister did acknowledge
that TASC had made some errors after all.
ABC News, 19 Dec 2019
President Trump has become the
third US president to be impeached by the House of
Representatives. However, at this stage the stronger Republican
position in the Senate means the resulting trial there is
unlikely to remove him...
Phonics test trial next year
Tas Govt media release, 17 Dec 2019
Twenty Tasmanian schools will
take part in the pilot of a phonics screen test next year that
among other things will enable earlier identification of
students with dyslexia...
Boris wins, Jeremy to go
ABC News, 13 Dec 2019
Johnson's Conservative Party has easily won the UK election.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will resign as party leader...
Vision springs from Alice
Tas Govt media release, 12 Dec 2019
A collective vision for
education in Australia is a feature of the Alice Springs (Mparntwe)
Education Declaration agreed to by Australia's education
Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration
ACARA Update Dec 2019
Working Together locations revealed
Tas Govt media release, 6 Dec 2019
Minister for education, Jeremy Rockliff, has named the 20 early
childhood locations that will receive Working Together
funding in 2020...
PISA fall concerning
The Conversation (opinion by Sue Thompson), 4 Dec 2019
The performance of Australian
students in reading, maths and science is in steady decline,
PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) results show...
What is PISA?, The Conversation (opinion), 3 Dec 2019
How Australia can teach well, too, The Conversation
(opinion), 4 Dec 2019
Why are Tasmanian students falling behind?, ABC News, 6 Dec
Despite topping PISA, Chinese want Australia-type education,
The Conversation (opinion), 6 Dec 2019
Knee-jerk policy responses to PISA results are dangerous,
The Conversation (opinion), 10 Dec 2019
Damaging winds on Tuesday afternoon
website, 2 Dec 2019
are expected to gust to 100 km/h across western, central,
southern and parts of eastern Tasmania after midday on Tuesday...
Sixth case of meningococcal disease
ABC News, 2 Dec 2019
A 22-year-old man
from rural north-west Tasmania is the state's sixth case of
meningococcal disease this year. He has the B strain.