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.
Rising to the challenge of the Netflix Generation
Today’s students are hungry for anytime anywhere learning. Peter West, director of e-learning at St Stephen’s College, explains how his school is tackling that challenge head-on.
Rethinking the collaborative learning space
While open learning spaces are helping students collaborate, they can also be disruptive. The Educator investigates how some schools are resolving this issue.
Five minutes with Mary McKendrick
John Colet School’s new headmistress, Mary McKendrick, talks culture, school leadership and well-being with The Educator.