The Educator Weekend wrap: Schools shortage, teachers’ biggest issues and a boost for STEM
Making news this week, a report warns of a looming schools shortage, teachers reveal their biggest issues and principals get STEM help.
New STEM resource for principals announced
Principals now have an accessible guide to a wide range of STEM programs available to students. The Educator investigates how your school can benefit.
Is it time for a uniform school starting age?
A national starting age would significantly reduce the vexed issue of 'readiness' for school which causes great anxiety for parents and educators, say experts.
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.
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.
Principals tell govt to give kids a break
School students need at least five breaks a day to release energy and focus better in class, the head of the SA Primary Principals Association (SAPPA) says.