Public schools using debt collectors to chase down unpaid fees
Sending the debt collectors after parents to collect money for a service they should be receiving free from the state is unfair, says the AEU’s David Smith.
Bridging the generation gap in education
Despite many schools moving towards 21st century learning trends, a challenging generational gap remains, Dennis Yarrington tells The Educator.
Parents can add “greater value” to homework
If students are to reap greater value from homework, parents must be involved, says a leading voice in education.
Infant schooling: how young is too young?
Did you know there is an actual school for babies? Meet “Shichida Education”, where babies learn math and language.
Keyboards multiply, but educators still swear by cursive
It has helped human communication evolve since 3200BC, but Finnish schools will soon be phasing out handwriting altogether. Could Australia be next?
Silent sufferers? Principals urged to seek support
News about the plight of overworked and isolated school principals marred the education sector in 2014, but it doesn’t have to be that way in 2015, says a former principal.