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Term 3 guide for parents issued
Tas Govt media release, 30 Jun 2020
A guide to let Tasmanian parents and carers know what to expect when school resumes in Term 3 has been released by the DoE.


Data released
Tas Govt media release, 30 Jun 2020
Department of Education
The DoE has released a key data report on such topics as teacher numbers and funding.
Bullet Key data [pdf], DoE, March 2020


Four-week suburban lockdown
ABC News, 30 Jun 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)
Victoria's coronavirus hotspot suburbs will be locked down for four weeks from tomorrow night, premier Daniel Andrews has announced.


School debts cancelled
Tas Govt media release, 30 Jun 2020
Jeremy Rockliff
All Tasmanian Government "school debts for 2019 and prior" have been waived to support families recovering from the impact of the pandemic, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced. (School levies for 2020 have already been cancelled.)


Victorian cases jump to 75
ABC News, 29 Jun 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)
The number of Victorian coronavirus cases for the latest 24-hour period has risen to 75, up significantly from yesterday's 49.
Bullet UPDATE Tue 30 Jun 2020: The daily number of new cases has dropped to 64.


More get TCE after error correction
The Mercury (subscription only), 29 Jun 2020
The correction of an error affecting 600 VET students has enabled 104 of them to subsequently receive their Tasmanian Certificate of Education.


Border closed until 24 July at least
ABC News, 26 Jun 2020
Tasmania's border restrictions will not be eased before Friday 24 July 2020 and the eventual decision will depend on the coronavirus situation in other states at that time, premier Peter Gutwein said today.
Bullet Date for borders to reopen, Tas Govt media release, 26 Jun 2020


Now one per 2 square metres
The Mercury, 24 Jun 2020
The restriction of one person per four square metres at gatherings will be eased to one person per two square metres from noon on Friday, the premier, Peter Gutwein, announced today.
Bullet Outdoor crowds now 500, ABC News, 24 Jun 2020
Bullet Further restrictions to ease, Tas Govt media release, 24 Jun 2020
Bullet Restrictions in pubs, restaurants and cafes to ease, Tas Govt media release, 24 Jun 2020


Don't waste our time
The Conversation (opinion), 19 Jun 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)
Schools that ask parents to obtain a medical certificate to confirm a child is free from the coronavirus are simply wasting the time and resources of doctors and parents, two medical academics say.


New school intake maps published
Tas Govt media release, 19 Jun 2020
Prevent gridlock (Image created using via atomsmasher)
The government has published new maps of intake areas for primary and district school students which could affect a parent's right to send their child to a particular high school.
Bullet Intake areas from 2021, DoE website


STEM gender bias explained?
The Conversation (opinion), 18 Jun 2020
STEMA new report appears to say that although girls are now just as good as boys at STEM subjects, they take up generally lower-paying non-STEM careers because they are even better at non-STEM subjects.
Bullet BUT: Humanities graduates earn more than those who study science and maths, The Conversation (opinion), 19 Jun 2020


Westbury escapes prison
ABC News, 18 Jun 2020
North west TasmaniaThe state government has abandoned plans to build a prison at Westbury and instead intends to build a prison 5.25km away at Brushy Rivulet.


Racism discussion tips
The Conversation (opinion), 17 Jun 2020
Racism (Image: The Conversation, Shutterstock)
Four academics provide nine tips for teachers discussing the issue of racism with their students.


Early learners to Bounce Back
Tas Govt media release, 17 Jun 2020
Early learningAdditional K-2 classroom support will enhance the Bounce Back to Learning at School program for early learners, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says.


Restrictions eased further
Tas Govt media release, 17 Jun 2020
Peter GutweinA number of coronavirus restrictions were eased today by the premier, Peter Gutwein.
Bullet What restrictions have eased?, The Mercury, 17 Jun 2020


Libraries to reopen on Thursday
Govt media release, 16 Jun 2020
Libraries Tasmania
Tasmanian libraries will reopen this Thursday, 16 June 2020 following extended closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Schools have statues solution
SBS News
, 15 Jun 2020
Captain Cook statue (Image: SBS)The need to protect statues of historical figures from being torn down means there has to be a greater emphasis on Aboriginal history in schools, federal education minister Dan Tehan says


Damaging winds on Tuesday
BoM website, 15 Jun 2020
WindWinds are expected to gust to in excess of 100 km/h across southern, eastern and northern Tasmania tomorrow (Tuesday).
Bullet BoM warnings
Power outages
Bullet Road closures (Police)
Bullet SES


31 days
Govt coronavirus page, 15 Jun 2020
TasmaniaTasmania has completed 31 consecutive days without a new coronavirus case.
Bullet UPDATED 16 Jun 2020: There have been no new cases to 6.00pm, 16 June, making 32 days without a new coronavirus case.


TCE exam adjustments finalised
Tas Govt media release, 12 Jun 2020
TASCAll coronavirus-response adjustments to external assessments for the 2020 TCE have now been made by TASC (the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification.


Five Child and Family Learning Centres fast-tracked
Tas Govt media release, 4 Jun 2020

Early learningThe state government's plan to boost the economy in response to the coronavirus includes fast-tracking Child and Family Learning Centres at East Tamar, Waratah-Wynyard, Glenorchy, Kingborough and West Ulverstone.


We're in a recession
ABC News, 3 Jun 2020
Down graphWith growth in the March quarter being announced today as a negative 0.3 per cent, and agreement that the June quarter is bound to be negative too, it can safely be assumed that Australia is now undergoing its first recession in 29 years.


COVID impact attack
Tas Govt media release, 3 Jun 2020
Jeremy RockliffThe wellbeing and learning needs of students arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are being supported, education minister Jeremy Rockliff says.


TCE exam adjustments made
Tas Govt media release, 2 Jun 2020
TASCA range of adjustments to external assessments are being made by TASC (the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification) in light of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


Maveric kindy for Bowen Road
Tas Govt media release, 2 Jun 2020
Southern TasmaniaA new kindergarten at Bowen Road Primary School is to be built by Maveric Builders, education minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced.


Eighteen days
The Examiner, 2 Jun 2020

TasmaniaTasmania has now reached 18 consecutive days without a new coronavirus case.


Tas easing brought forward
ABC News, 1 Jun 2020
Coronavirus (Image: Wikipedia)The Stage 2 easing of coronavirus restrictions in Tasmania has been brought forward from 15 June to commence at 3.00pm this Friday, 5 June.






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