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Archive for December 2019

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Year 11 and 12 results wrong
TasLabor media release, 19 Dec 2019
TASCThe 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...

Bullet 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.




Trump impeached
ABC News, 19 Dec 2019
Donald Trump (Image: ABC)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
LiteracyTwenty 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
Jermy Corbyn , Boris Johnson (Image: ABC News)PM Boris 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
Australian statesA collective vision for education in Australia is a feature of the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration agreed to by Australia's education ministers...

Bullet Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration [pdf], from ACARA Update Dec 2019



Working Together locations revealed
Tas Govt media release, 6 Dec 2019
Early learningThe 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
PISA fall (Image: The Conversation, Shutteerstock - modified)The performance of Australian students in reading, maths and science is in steady decline, PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) results show...

Bullet What is PISA?, The Conversation (opinion), 3 Dec 2019
Bullet How Australia can teach well, too, The Conversation (opinion), 4 Dec 2019
Bullet Why are Tasmanian students falling behind?, ABC News, 6 Dec 2019
Bullet Despite topping PISA, Chinese want Australia-type education, The Conversation (opinion), 6 Dec 2019
Bullet Knee-jerk policy responses to PISA results are dangerous, The Conversation (opinion), 10 Dec 2019



Damaging winds on Tuesday afternoon
BoM website, 2 Dec 2019
WindWinds are expected to gust to 100 km/h across western, central, southern and parts of eastern Tasmania after midday on Tuesday...
Bullet BoM warnings
Power outages
Bullet Road closures (Police)
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Sixth case of meningococcal disease
ABC News, 2 Dec 2019
Meningococcal diseaseA 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.






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