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Schools should hire wellbeing counsellors
ABC News, 31 Oct 2019
Productivity CommissionSchools should employ mental health and wellbeing counsellors to help overcome Australia's annual $180 billion mental health bill, the Productivity Commission says...




Mobile phone ban for WA students
ABC News, 30 Oct 2019
Mobile phone banGovernment school students in Western Australia will face a mobile phone ban along with restrictions on smart watches and tablets next year...




Boris gets his election
ABC News, 29 Oct 2019
Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson (Image: ABC, AP)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the support of Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to have a general election in December...




Illegal disability refusals common
The Conversation (opinion by Kathy Cologon), 29 Oct 2019
DisabilitiesOver 12 per cent of students with a disability are refused school enrolment, a survey published by CYDA (Children and Young People with a Disability) shows.




LIFT for 29 schools
Tas Govt media release, 28 Oct 2019
LiteracyThe state government's Learning in Families Together (LIFT) program will be extended to a further 29 schools to encourage more parents to participate in the improvement of their children's literacy skills.



Context helps memory
The Conversation (opinion by Adam Osth), 25 Oct 2019
Brain (Image: clipartmag.com)Reliving the context in which something had been learned helps you remember more about it, an academic writes.



Damaging winds today
BoM website, 25 Oct 2019
WindWinds gusting to in excess of 100 km/h in most parts of Tasmania are forecast for today (Friday)...
Bullet Hobart Show closed till 3.00pm (Fri) due to strong winds, ABC News, 25 Oct 2019
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BREXIT deal stymied
ABC News, 20 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson (Image: ABC)The British parliament has not accepted PM Boris Johnson's negotiated BREXIT deal, instead triggering confusion by asking the EU for an extension while the PM advises the EU he disagrees with an extension being granted

UPDATE: MPs have now accepted the deal but rejected the legislation timeline, ABC News, 23 Oct 2019



Adjusting for disability
ABC News, 18 Oct 2019
DisabilitiesA new nation-leading needs-based disability funding model to commence in Tasmania in 2020 will benefit 2,000 students, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says

Bullet Educational Adjustments Disability Funding, DoE website



BREXIT deal agreed
ABC News, 17 Oct 2019
Boris Johnson (Image: ABC)Umpteenth time lucky? British PM Boris Johnson and the European Union have agreed on a new BREXIT deal. However, the deal has yet to pass the British and EU parliaments


Don't wax lyrical over study songs
The Conversation (opinion by Timothy Byron), 17 Oct 2019
Music listener (Image: clipartmag.com)Listening to music while studying is less likely to be a hindrance if it puts a student in a good mood, is neither too loud nor too fast, and contains few or no lyrics - so long as the student is not too introverted - a psychology lecturer suggests




Wellbeing surveyed
Tas Govt media release, 16 Oct 2019
Stduents and teacher
A survey of over 28,000 students in Tasmanian government schools shows they have good relationships with their teachers, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says




palawa kani vocabulary widens
ABC News, 12 Oct 2019
Aboriginal flagAn expanded dictionary has been produced for the reconstructed Tasmanian Aboriginal language, palawa kani..

Bullet palawi kana information, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre




Composing video game music
The Conversation (opinion by Dan Golding), 3 Oct 2019
Video game StarcraftThe composition of music for video games has come a long way, an academic writes..


Abolish private schools?
The Conversation (opinion by Paul Kidson), 2 Oct 2019
Private schoolThe British Labour Party wants private schools to be abolished for the 5 per cent of students who attend them but abolition is virtually out of the question in Australia where non-government schools are considerably more popular, an academic writes..


Intrerest ratesTHE ECONOMY

Interest rates cut by 0.25 per cent
ABC News, 1 Oct 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia has reduced the official interest rate by 0.25 per cent to a historic low of 0.75 per cent..






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