Dogs can help children learn to read. This is one of the astonishing findings that has led to establishing the nationwide program Story Dogs that sees trained volunteers and their dogs going to schools to assist target children to improve their literacy.
NSW Greens education spokesperson and Ballina MP Tamara Smith has condemned what she calls ‘the Turnbull government’s latest act of bastardisation in suggesting that he is delivering the original Gonski reforms.’
Internationally renowned Indigenous education expert Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney has warned that providing more funding for Indigenous education to private schools at the cost of funding public schools would be ‘seriously problematic and irresponsible’. Professor Rigney from the University of South... Read More →
Transitioning into high school can be overwhelming for any student, but for those coming from a refugee background, there are even more challenges.
Further to last week’s comment piece on the government’s attitude towards funding public education providers such as TAFE, Byron Community College director Richard Vinycomb approached The Echo to explain how community colleges also rely on government funding, while often filling... Read More →
Alstonville Community Preschool was officially opened by NSW early childhood education minister Leslie Williams on Saturday.
Last week saw celebrations to launch a $.5 million upgrade of the popular tourist attraction, which its owners hope will help it thrive despite soon being bypassed…
Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond. Tony Abbot’s Liberal National Party cuts to education are a broken promise to the families of the North Coast.
With a change in government, the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) is calling for investment in education not to be forgotten. ASG CEO John Velegrinis said he hopes the coalition keeps its promises on the Better Schools Plan. ‘I welcomed the... Read More →