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Readers (Image: theconversation, Shutterstock)LITERACY 

Librarians improve literacy
The Conversation (opinion by Margaret Kristin Merga), 18 Jan 2019
Struggling readers can be helped by a variety of strategies that teacher librarians use, a researcher finds...

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Brexit deal rejected
ABC News, 16 Jan 2019

Theresa MayThe UK parliament has rejected PM Theresa May's Brexit deal, 432 votes to 202...

 

CURRICULUM 

More curriculum autonomy needed
The Conversation (opinion by Alison Willis), 10 Jan 2019

Australian CurriculumThe one-size-fits-all nature of national curriculums operates against the needs of rural and regional students, an academic says...

 

FOOD POLITICS 

Consistent food messages needed
The Conversation (opinion by Jane Martin), 9 Jan 2019

Supermarket drinks (Image: taslearn.com)Children and parents continue to come under pressure to consume manufactured products that have a high sugar content yet many students receive mixed health messages from their schools, an obesity expert writes...

 

FOOD EDUCATION 

More food in schools
The Conversation (opinion), 7 Jan 2019

VegiesThere needs to be a greater focus on food education across all levels in schools, three academics write. But at least they acknowledge that schools are being asked to take on many other responsibilities on behalf of society too..

 

Tanya PilbersekEDUCATION ELECTION POLICIES 

No low-score ATAR teachers
ABC News, 6 Jan 2019

A federal Labor government would place restrictions on students with low ATAR scores entering teacher training courses, federal Opposition education spokesperson Tanya Pilbersek says...

 

TeachersTEACHING PROFESSION 

Supporting new teachers
The Conversation (opinion), 3 Jan 2019

Three academics outline six ways new teachers can be encouraged to stay in the profession...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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