eUpdate - 2016 – Archive

Education Update 270
9 December 2016

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Parents want NAPLAN to include fitness tests….

Child protection survey….

Year 7 in high school back on the table….

Time for a root and branch renewal of Australian education….

Government blasted by carers….

School cleaning cash runs dry….

Families SA staffing mess….

 

Education Update 269
2 December 2016

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Girls only push for CBD school….

Half-hearted reform….

100 teachers without police clearances….

Australia falls behind Kazakhstan….

VIC want 70 ATAR for teachers….

Government accepts 196 recommendations….

Education costs surge….

 

Education Update 268
24 November 2016

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Minister says she can’t guarantee safety of children in care….

Bali police warn schoolies….

Widespread victimisation of girls in SA schools….

With another Families SA scandal we are failing our children….

Principals want break every four years….

Another scandal another review….

Students need life skills….

 

Education Update 267
18 November 2016

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Australian kids can’t run, throw, catch or jump….

Student fitness survey….

Preschoolers given class in racial prejudice….

Unis push class on gender for student teachers….

Educators left to their own devices….

Jingle Bells welcome in VIC schools….

Schoolies warned: drugs and photos….

 

Education Update 266
11 November 2016

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Schools must listen to children who report abuse….

Maths not taught by maths teachers….

How to improve teacher performance….

New name for Families SA, but it’s just spin….

Girls more likely to own smartphones….

Year 12 exams begin….

Schools forced to split kids….

 

Education Update 265
3 November 2016

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Students suffering anxiety, depression seek Year 12 exam help….

All-girls schools survey….

Parents told to talk to students about suicide….

Kids should be taught about media and advertising….

Parents to pay for transport….

Don’t rush Children’s Commissioner….

 

 

Education Update 264
29 September 2016

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Teachers banned over sex charges….

Year 3 NAPLAN: pen and paper….

Children’s Commissioner bill flies through parliament….

Calls for school vouchers for parents….

Child protection chief paid $385,000

Fears SA schools will abandon music….

Safe Schools opt out….

 

Education Update 263
8 September 2016

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Australian schools will continue to disappoint….

Nyland Report missed the mark….

$10 billion fail in school results….

Social media blamed for attacks….

Secret student nuclear forum….

Chief’s tired excuse….

Funds useless as advice is flouted….

 

Education Update 262
1 September 2016

SAASSO Education Update 262 - September 1 2016

Children’s watchdog needs bite….

Push for more all-girl schools….

SA government abandons Masters plan for teachers….

Dolls encourage teen pregnancy….

Mid-north school employee charged….

Year 7 move leaves families in limbo….

STEM doing wonders for children….

 

Education Update 261
25 August 2016

SAASSO Education Update 261 - August 25 2016

Parents want checks on all volunteers….

Should Year 7 move to secondary….

Teachers dodgy rego claims….

Teacher quality is priority….

Tough odds for SA youth….

Schools blame victims not bullies….

Finnish job before jetting off….

 

Education Update 260
18 August 2016

SAASSO Education Update 260 - August 18 2016

SA to get Children’s Commissioner….

SAASSO Children’s Commissioner Survey….

Nyland Royal Commission – Australian Medical Association….

Criminal History Checks – survey results….

Call for gender-neutral toilets….

Kids 5 in sex-change stories trial….

Teacher quality is priority….

 

Education Update 259
10 August 2016

SAASSO Education Update 259 - August 10 2016

SA Royal Commission finds system in ‘disarray’….

SAASSO Police Checks Survey….

Jay Weatherill uses same words a decade apart….

Editorial: No excuses this time….

Students rise above disadvantage….

Show results and funds will flow….

$3bn extra but school tests stall….

 

Education Update 258
3 August 2016

SAASSO Education Update 258 - August 3 2016

SA public schools incidents have skyrocketed since Debelle….

SA’s first autism school….

Hundreds of DECD staff still in head office….

Thousands of SA students still in transportables…..

City cycling routes not safe enough….

Families SA finally hires new staff….

New city school behind schedule….

 

Education Update 257
28 July 2016

SAASSO Education Update 257 - July 28 2016

Editorial: Our ‘normal’ school hours worth rethink….

Sex education survey report….

New super school tipped for Adelaide’s south….

Parents want longer school hours….

Education system flawed….

Push for new school at Glenside….

 

 

Education Update 256
30 June 2016

SAASSO Education Update 256 - June 30 2016

One in five early educators plan to leave the profession….

Sex education survey….

Insipid premier finally gets message….

Safe Schools activist out to shape agenda….

STEM should be essential….

ALP commits $6m for Safe Schools….

Fast food outlets target poorer schools….

 

Education Update 255
24 June 2016

SAASSO Education Update 255 - June 24 2016

Families SA finally to be split from education department….

Families SA humiliating backdown….

Targeted cash can lift schools….

Principals directly influence exam results….

SA schools on Whooping cough alert….

Toughen up teaching degrees….

Students are key to outcomes….

 

Education Update 254
15 June 2016
SAASSO Education Update 254 - June 15 2016

Sex, religion lessons ‘not for activists’….

Working poor pay rich rebate….

Egg cartons banned from some kindies…

Link welfare benefits to schools….

Brisbane school enforces iPad use….

Fear of maths drives STEM deficit….

Abolish homework and punishment….

 

Education Update 253
9 June 2016

SAASSO Education Update 253 - June 8 2016

Mount Barker high School’s Positive Education Program….

School hours survey….

Why education departments should be broken up….

Safe Schools spurns parents….

Call for Minister for minors….

Labor’s $3b childcare plan….

Why isn’t drawing more important….

 

Education Update 252
25 May 2016

SAASSO Education Update 252 - May 25 2016

Gonski: Funding targets weren’t my task….

School back from the brink….

Struggling schools threaten to shut websites….

Principals fear being set up….

$60m blackspot promise for regional….

Gender neutral school bathrooms….

Labor eyes Green Safe Schools lead….

 

Education Update 251
19 May 2016

SAASSO Education Update 251 - May 19 2016

Labor’s $136 billion for marginal seats….

Kids of 7 learn gender diversity….

China’s kids excel at half the cost….

Shorten misled voters on schools boost to GDP….

Rough play with dad healthy….

Shorten mentions childcare relief….

Labor silent on Safe Schools….

 

Education Update 250
11 May 2016

SAASSO Education Update 250 - May 11 2016

Federal Budget: $1 billion back to basics test for schools….

Special Needs training inadequate….

Should we really give a Gonski….

Autism happiness survey….

Quality early years education isn’t available to all…. 

Kids skills increase as teachers train….

Eyes need two hours of sun a day….

 

Education Update 249
14 April 2016

SAASSO Education Update 249 - April 14 2016

How many South Australians schools are at capacity…..

Public schools make up half the top 100….

PM totally committed to public schools….

Inclusion Matters most in app for children….

William Light first bilingual school….

Trainee teachers caught cheating….

School bans photo video sharing….

 

Education Update 248
6 April 2016

SAASSO Education Update 248 - April 6 2016

Childcare centres want staffing rules eased…. 

Ignoring gap economically dumb….

Five frameworks to drive teacher training reform….

Single-sex vs. co-educational schools…. 

Uni entry without exams….

Senate inquiry into childcare….

Teacher guide for gender violence….

 

Education Update 247
30 March 2016

SAASSO Education Update 247 - March 30 2016

DECD staff to switch offices instead of returning to school….

NAPLAN standards too low….

Students struggle because teachers lack confidence….

Computers in class a scandalous waste….

Teens want more and better sex ed….

Safe Schools tells parents: tough luck….

Mother pleads for Safe Schools program to continue….

 

Education Update 246
24 March 2016

SAASSO Education Update 246 - March 24 2016

Changes to Safe Schools program….

School day should be longer….

Public school to change to bilingual French….

New way to fight childhood obesity….

Smart poor kids two years behind….

Even wealthy parents seek relief…. 

 

 

Education Update 245
17 March 2016

SAASSO Education Update 245 - March 17 2016

One in five students has a disability….

Disruptive kids tied to chairs….

Dozens of SA schools record NAPLAN improvement….

Poor nutrition linked to mental illness….

Screen addiction….

How to choose the best high school….

School sex survey delayed by ban….

 

Education Update 244
9 March 2016

SAASSO Education Update 245 - March 9 2016

Australian girls feel the pressure of school….

New teen sexting laws….

One in four students lack the skills to learn to read….

Social class, location, gender key to development….

Rise of Ritalin scripts….

International Women’s Day….

Porn turning kids into predators….

 

Education Update 243
24 February 2016

SAASSO Education Update 243 - February 24 2016

Teaching degrees are a uni cash cow….

Teachers offered 2.5% pay rise….

Early childhood education key to closing the gaps….

Too much homework help can hinder your child’s learning….

Police call for revenge porn education….

Probe into school sex program….

Homework survey….

 

Education Update 242
18 February 2016

SAASSO Education Update 242 - February 17 2016

One in two Australian teens fail maths, reading or science….

How to help your kids….

Minister backs sexual diversity lessons….

More women becoming scientists….

Drawing improves kids writing….

Victoria may raise teaching benchmarks….

Greens call for free ride for kids….

 

Education Update 241
11 February 2016

SAASSO Education Update 241 - February 10 2016

Birmingham calls for support for childcare rebate….

More parents home schooling in SA….

Furore over fat cat pay rises….

Autism stigma blamed on poor training, funding….

Education cuts to fund Holdens….

Calls for more same sex classes for maths….