Peter Garrett on National Plan for School Improvement
Australian Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett, has visited schools in Newcastle and Eden-Monaro to discuss the Government's National Plan for School Improvement. See also report on ABC News 6 November 2012.
Google Apps 'create new educational possibilities': NSW DEC
The NSW Department of Education and Community is partnering with Google to allow the state's 750,000 students and 85,000 teachers to use innovative online applications. The applications allow students and teachers to collaborate, create, present and research more effectively in the online environment.
NSW Government reaches staffing agreement with teachers
NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, has welcomed the signing of a new Staffing Agreement for teachers and principals in government schools.
New model of school support in NSW
A new model of support for schools in NSW has been queried in an opinion piece published 7 November 2012 on the Telegraph website.
New DEECD website
Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development has launched a new website. The new site 'has targeted audience and learning stage sections, from early childhood and school through to further education and training. These mean that whether you're a parent, a teacher, an early childhood professional or a higher education provider you'll easily be able to find information specifically for you'.
Uncertainty over teacher performance pay plans in Victoria
An article in The Age 4 November 2012 queries the future of plans for teacher performance pay in Victoria.
7000 e-tablets for special needs students in Queensland
The Queensland Government Education, Training and Employment Minister, John-Paul Langbroek, has announced the provision of more than 7000 e-tablets to Queensland state schools with special education programs.
New TRB to administer teachers' registration in WA
Western Australia's Education Minister, Peter Collier, has announced the make-up of the new Teachers' Registration Board (TRB) that will replace the WA College of Teaching (WACOT) in administering teacher registration and disciplinary matters.
Student behaviour initiative in Tasmania
Tasmania's Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim, has announced that the state's Department of Education is developing ways to better help classroom teachers manage student behaviour. A working group is currently developing the Supporting Better Behaviour Resource Package and teachers are to be consulted by the end of term one next year. See also article in The Mercury 2 November 2012.
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012
The US-based Publishers Weekly has announced its list of best books for 2012.
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