Open schools to for-profit sector, says senator
There is no reason why the profit motive can’t deliver good outcomes for students, parents and taxpayers, says Liberal Democrats senator, David Leyonhjelm.
NSW schools get major staffing boost with $224m program
More than 1,000 of the state’s best teachers are now able to mentor and coach other teachers in a major push to improve professional practice and student outcomes.
Public school bullying reports sensationalised, says AEU
Recent reports have claimed that bullying is twice as common in public schools as it is in private schools, but how accurate are these claims?
What’s driving the rise of co-ed schools?
Recent reports showing a 15-20% slump in the number of NSW private single-sex schools may reflect a broader trend, say some educators.
Revolutionising the classroom…the SMART way
Most educators are familiar with Smart Boards, but its successor has arrived on the scene to change the game, explains Ricky Butler of SMART Technologies.
Cameras in classrooms erodes trust, say principals
A US plan to have principals wear body cameras would pose problems here, says Gabrielle Leigh, president of the Victorian Principals Association (VPA).
Body cameras for principals: common sense or overkill?
Principals in the US state of Iowa may soon be wearing body cameras as part of a push to improve accountability. Could it work here?
Meet the on-duty teacher in the cyber playground
In order to counter a growing and insidious threat to school students, one company is leading the way.
Govt rhetoric on student radicalisation throws fuel on the fire, says expert
Tony Abbott’s rhetoric on student radicalisation is making the problem worse, warns Dr Clarke Jones, a specialist in counter-radicalisation and criminology.
Turning co-ed brings the benefits of growth, says principal
The Armidale School’s (TAS) principal, Murray Guest, explains the benefits of his school’s decision to break its 123-year history by becoming co-educational.