Union expresses grave concerns about ‘gagging’ of teachers
The Independent Education Union’s (IEU) general secretary has condemned the Abbott Government’s introduction of Border Force Act Section 42, which he said is a gag order preventing teachers from reporting suspected abuse against children.
New anti-bullying laws a victory for child safety
Under new laws which take effect today, the Government will have the power to remove cyberbullying material from social media sites.
School funding 'unsustainable' in its current form, research shows
A damning new report by ACER has revealed public schools are the big losers of the Federal Government’s funding plan after 2017.
Students deserve the option of secular ethics, educators say
There is nothing unethical about secular ethics classes for students, Neil Levy, professor of philosophy at Macquarie University, tells The Educator.
How secure is your school’s data?
The use of digital devices in staffrooms and classrooms is commonplace, but just how focused are schools on securing their ICT infrastructure?
Student parliament getting things done for Alstonville Public School
The idea of a ‘student parliament’ might seem a little bizarre to some, but the initiative is certainly getting things done at one school.
Let ADHD students fidget, research says
Students with ADHD who are allowed to fidget freely in class perform better on cognitive tasks, two new studies show.
Humour workshop gives students comedic relief
The Educator looks at how one teacher is using the power of comedy to brighten up the classroom and provide a unique learning experience for his students.
Abbott and Pyne rule out means test for public schools
Both Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne have ruled out ending all Commonwealth funding for public schools after a paper was leaked revealing the proposal.
Drug offences at 10-year high in NSW schools
Police responded to 377 drug-related incidents in schools last year, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.