Put your school leadership on the right track
A new program aimed at boosting the management skills of school principals is causing a positive ripple effect, says the Fogarty Foundation’s Annie Fogarty.
State facing shortage of principals…but why?
Changes must be made to ensure the role of principal is both sustainable and attractive, says a leading voice for principals.
Far Out Friday: Student stuns school with scolding speech on education system
A furore has erupted over a student’s passionate speech on education that slammed the curriculum as irrelevant to the real world.
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.