New laws touted after principals bashed, threatened
Mandatory jail terms for people who assault police should extend to those who assault principals, Australian Principals Federation (APF) national president, Ron Bamford, tells The Educator.
Schools must overcome resistance to change, says former Google exec
Today’s schools have become “structurally resistant to making changes” and this needs to change if educators want to prepare students for the real world, AltSchool’s founder, Max Ventilla, tells The Educator.
Meet the school pushing the boundaries of innovation
The Educator investigates how coding and robotics classes can free up teachers’ time and engage students.
Schools get major Gonski boost
Data collected from public schools already shows Gonski funding has improved learning outcomes for students most in need, NSW Secondary Principals Council president, Lila Mularczyk, tells The Educator.
Democracy must be taught in curriculum, says academic
If we are to live in a successful and sustained democracy, we need to do a better job of educating children about it, Murray Print, chair of education at the University of Sydney tells The Educator.
Do open plan classrooms really benefit learning?
Open plan classrooms are widely touted as ideal environments for students to learn, but is there enough research to back this claim up?
Innovative schools: A principal’s vision of making the ‘maker’
The Educator speaks with principal Russell Deer of Braemar College, who shares his views on driving students to be the makers of – and not just users of – technology.
Getting disability funding criteria right
Uniform eligibility criteria can bridge the gap between public and private students who need language support, Gaenor Dixon, national president of Speech Pathology Australia tells The Educator.
Should schools be using biometric technology?
The Educator investigates the use of biometric technologies in schools, and their implications for student privacy.
Principals have important role to play in environmental education
Principals have “multiple opportunities” through the existing curriculum to boost their schools’ education of environmental sustainability, IEU deputy general secretary, Gloria Taylor, tells The Educator.