Teachers reject NT Government's pay offer

Saturday 21 Dec, 2013
Darwin, Australia
More than 80 per cent of teachers from the Northern Territory who participated in a vote on the latest salary offer have rejected the package. The negative response is thought to be in protest against the government's education cuts, with industrial action expected to continue next year. Read More...

Inaugural Aspect Autism in Education Conference

Saturday 21 Dec, 2013
Sydney, Australia
With increasing numbers of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) moving through our school systems, Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) is hosting the inaugural Aspect Autism in Education Conference. To be held in Sydney on 31 July and 1 August 2014, the conference will provide an opportunity for educators to learn about evidence-informed programs to support students with ASD. Read More...

Education Minister Christopher Pyne questions teaching Aboriginal and Asian culture in maths classes

Saturday 21 Dec, 2013
Sydney, Australia
An imminent review of the Australian Curriculum initiated by the federal government is likely to question the role of cross-curriculum priorities such as Aboriginal culture and Australia's engagement with Asia in areas like maths. The possible head of the review, Dr Kevin Donnelly, has criticised the curriculum for being too broad, especially in the primary years. Read More...

Tool Kit for Kids - coming to Sydney

Saturday 21 Dec, 2013
Sydney, Australia
Life Skills for Kids is offering workshops for parents, teachers and therapists in the Sydney area during 2014. The 'Tool Kit for Kids' course focuses on support for students with sensory motor, developmental and social learning, and includes practical strategies for school or family-based interventions. Read More...

Grants help address disadvantage for country kids

Saturday 21 Dec, 2013
Bendigo, Australia
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has awarded more than $382,000 in grants to 70 education institutions as part of their REAPing Rewards program. The recipients were chosen from 233 applicants, showing high demand for increased access to resources in non-urban areas. The funds will support initiatives including cultural immersion programs and mathematics and science extension programs. Read More...

Vic parents face school truancy fines

Saturday 21 Dec, 2013
Melbourne, Australia
In an effort to address truancy, the Victorian state government will commence issuing infringement notices to parents whose children have missed more than five days of school without a sound excuse. However, the efficacy of a $70 fine has been questioned by the Victorian Council of Social Services, who believe the measure will not address underlying issues faced by disadvantaged families. Read More...