Voting looms on agreement
(Tas) media release, 27 Sep
Teachers will vote in early Term
4 over a new agreement that will provide them with a pay rise of
more than 6 per cent over three years, give primary school
teachers the lowest contact hours in Australia and improve
conditions for teacher assistants and new teachers, AEU state
president Helen Richardson says...
Teachers achieve major
breakthrough, The Examiner, 28 Sep 2019
More TFA teachers
Govt media release, 27 Sep
Up to nineteen mature age people are to train to
become teachers through the continuing Teach for Australia (TFA)
program, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced ...
eSchool positions safe
Govt media release, 26 Sep
Funding and teacher allocation
at the eSchool will not be cut next year, education minister
Jeremy Rockliff stressed today...
eSchool funding continuation is
a backflip, and there is a looming four-year $120 million
education cut, Josh Willie, Opposition education
spokesperson, 26 Sep 2019
More early learning places
Govt media release, 25 Sep
The success of the
Working Together- Supporting Early Learning free
early education pilot has resulted in 240 new places being added by 2021 ...
Suspension was unlawful
News, 24 Sep
British PM Boris Johnson's
advice to the Queen to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the
Supreme Court has ruled, prompting calls for the prime minister
News, 12.02pm 24 Sep
The prisoner who escaped
from the Risdon Prison yesterday has been recaptured by police...
SCHOOL INTAKE ZONES
Zone change awareness needed
TasLabor media release, 23 Sep
The community needs to be made more aware of the
government's planned changes to school intake zones, Opposition
education spokesperson Josh Willie says...
and ongoing, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 22 Sep 2019
Govt media release, 20 Sep
The names of educators who have
received Together We Inspire awards have been released
by the Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff...
Fear over climate change anxiety
Conversation (opinion by Rachael Sharman and Patrick D. Nunn),
The fears for the planet's future exhibited by
the students participating in today's global climate change
protest could turn into anxiety unless the students are shown
how we will be able to adapt to the expected harmful changes,
two academics write...
curriculum does not adequately address climate change, The Conversation (opinion), 19 Sep
Sorell concept plan unveiled
Govt media release, 19 Sep
Feedback on the concept drawings
for a redeveloped Sorell School is being sought by Friday 1
eSchool teacher cuts fears
News, 16 Sep
Four full-time distance
education teaching positions are apparently to be axed from the
Tasmanian eSchool from the beginning of 2020...
eSchool to shed four full-time positions, Josh Willie, Opposition
education spokesperson, 17 Sep 2019
eSchool staffing remains above 2016 recommendations, Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for
Education and Training, 17 Sep 2019
HEALTH & PHYSICAL
Adult-ready HPE skills needed
Conversation (opinion), 16 Sep
To enable students to turn into adults who are
more physically active, and therefore healthier, schools need to
teach them skills in the the kind of sport and recreation
activities that adults prefer, three health and physical
education academics write...
White names shadow ministry
TasLabor media release, 12 Sep
Opposition leader Rebecca White
has announced the new allocation of Labor Party shadow
David O'Byrne (also Leader of Opposition Business in the House
Education and Early
Years, Child Safety, Youth Affairs: Josh Willie
TAFE, University and Skills:
Michelle O'Byrne (also Deputy Leader)...
Labor's Shadow Ministry [pdf]
Wild winds close Goulburn St PS
website, ABC Radio, 12 Sep
Goulburn Street Primary
School will be closed today (Thursday) after losing a roof
during overnight winds which gusted to 113km/h in Hobart.
The "current plan" is to remain closed on Friday
and to re-open on Monday..
Strong winds cut power, ABC News, 12 Sep 2019
School alerts - DoE
School closures - TasLearn
Ogilvie wins countback
News, 10 Sep
Madeleine Ogilvie is the winner
of the seat to replace recently retired Scott Bacon
in the electorate of Clark.
The question still remains
whether she will rejoin the Labor Party or sit as an
UPDATE: The Mercury
claims Madeleine Ogilvy will announce tomorrow (Thursday) that
she will sit in the House of Assembly as an Independent
(ABC Radio, 11 Sep 2019 11.52pm)
Retaining early career teachers
Conversation (opinion), 9 Sep
to the profession and the economy caused by teachers leaving the
profession early in their career can be countered by, for
example, increasing the number of permanent positions and
specially tailoring their working conditions, three academics
Young Archies display on now
Govt media release, 8 Sep
The entries in the Young Archies portrait
competition for K-12 students in Tasmanian government schools
are on display at the UTAS School of Creative Arts in Hobart
until Sunday 15 September 2019...
NAPLAN not tough enough
Conversation (opinion by Paul Brown and Kok-sing Tang), 6 Sep
The validity (but not the reliability) of
NAPLAN Year 5 and 9 numeracy tests is in doubt as the tests do
not adequately reflect the maths curriculum for those years, two
Oppressive former teacher dies
News, 6 Sep 2019
Mugabe, the former teacher who took Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia)
to independence but spoilt his copybook by becoming more and
more dictatorial, has died at the age 95...
Heavy rain and strong winds tomorrow
website, 5 Sep 2019
rain and possible flash flooding are expected in Tasmania's
north and east tomorrow (Fri) and Saturday, along with damaging winds
in the east...
UPDATE 6 Sep 2019: The south-east is included in the warnings.
UPDATE 7 Sep 2019: The major warning is cancelled.