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.
Katina Curtis CANBERRA [AAP] The Turnbull government is readying for a fight to pass its changes to university funding, releasing figures showing what students will pay would more closely match the benefits of getting a degree. The report from Deloitte... Read More →
Kaitlyn Offer MELBOURNE [AAP] Children who are physically bullied can be up to nine months behind their peers in academic performance, a new Australian study has revealed. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute surveyed 965 primary school children, looking at child-reported... Read More →
CANBERRA [AAP] Bleary-eyed government MPs are celebrating a major win in securing the Gonski 2.0 schools funding package through parliament during another marathon sitting. The coalition won crossbench support for the reforms ahead of the long winter break by shovelling... Read More →
Katina Curtis CANBERRA [AAP] The Turnbull government risks losing one of its own senators as it tries to sure up crossbench support for its schools’ funding overhaul. Retiring Liberal Chris Back, who leaves parliament at the end of this week,... Read More →
SYDNEY [AAP] The NSW government will spend up big on education infrastructure in Tuesday’s budget, with $4.2 billion set aside for new schools and upgrades of existing facilities. Over the next two years, the Berejiklian government will start building or... Read More →
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 →
Andrew Leeson SYDNEY [AAP] The Safe Schools program will be replaced by a new anti-bullying strategy in NSW schools after the federal government refused to fund it beyond mid-year. NSW education minister Rob Stokes said in a statement on Sunday... 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 →