The Educator Weekend Wrap: Closing the Gap, PISA 2016 and combating hoax bomb threats
Making news this week, two major reports show how the disadvantage gap in Australia is widening, and principals act to counter bomb threats.
Opinion: It’s time we supported our teachers
A new report shows our students are falling behind in maths, reading and science. Melbourne principal Henry Grossek explains what can be done to turn this around.
‘New approach’ needed to bomb threats, say principals
Dealing with the complex nature of over-the-phone bomb threats requires more sophisticated action than installing CCTV and higher fences, say principals.
The Educator Weekend Wrap: Hunting hoaxers, preparing principals and navigating ‘helicopter parents’
Making news this week, bomb threats empty schools, preparing principals for a ‘competitive onslaught’ and navigating ‘helicopter parents’.
Principal takes action after hoax bomb threats
Fed up with the ongoing hoax calls that have led to entire schools being evacuated, The Educator spoke to one principal who has taken action.
Bomb threat traced to state school
An investigation is underway following claims that a hoax bomb threat that forced the evacuation of students and staff in Victoria was traced to a selective state school.