Teachers slam media ‘intimidation’ over Gayby Baby video
Schools have a responsibility to provide students with an understanding of diversity, inclusion and respect, says NSW Teachers Federation president, Maurie Mulheron.
Far Out Friday: Teacher turns to magic to make students read
One teacher’s determination to boost her students’ interest in reading made headlines recently. Read on to find out why.
How prepared is your school for a crisis situation?
A frenzied stabbing on the grounds of a Queensland school yesterday highlights that family law issues involving children often mean principals and teachers must deal with the consequences.
Principals to benefit from overhaul of school-based assessment
While the overhaul of the traditional assessment system might be a culture shock to educators, it is long overdue, Central Queensland University (CQU) associate professor, Ken Purnell tells The Educator.
More principals' abuse reports ‘blocked’
Up to 300 more reports of child abuse sent by principals to child safety services may have been blocked by a fire wall, an estimates committee has heard.
Principals’ call to action: Help us so we can help you
The path to improved standards in education must begin with greater support for principals, says Susan Lenehan, chair of Principals Australia Institute (PAI).
Teachers sound alarm on NAPLAN, Gonski
There needs to be less talk of teacher performance and more about what is being done to fix a system in dire need of repair, NSW Teachers Federation (NSWTF) president, Maurie Mulheron, tells The Educator.
Teachers threaten strike
Queensland Catholic teachers are threatening to strike following a deadlock over unbearable workloads and low pay.
Principals respond to controversial report
The answer to many of the issues the nation’s education system faces have been in front of the Federal Government’s eyes for years – it just has to heed them, say principals.
NSW schools lag 10-15 years behind world’s best
Too much attention has been given to reducing class sizes rather than improving students’ academic performance, says NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli.