Homework harms student learning, says former principal
Homework is like educational fairy floss, says RealSchools founder, Adam Voigt.
Recycled water connected to school’s drinking supply
For the second time this year, students at a Melbourne school have been unknowingly drinking water recycled from a sewerage treatment plant.
Schools can’t ‘lock down’ social media, but….
The Educator investigates what is being done by principals to combat the recurring problem of social media-based threats against their schools.
How virtual schooling is changing the game
Virtual schooling is providing rural and remote students the same – or even better – curriculum opportunities as metropolitan students. Aurora College principal, Chris Robertson explains.
Why your school should join forces with its community
Principals can get their school community on board to help close the student disadvantage gap. The Educator investigates how.
Schools struggling with volunteer numbers down
With a lack of parent volunteers in schools taking its toll, The Educator investigates how to plug the gap.
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.