The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has made four languages available in the F–10 Australian Curriculum. The languages are Chinese, French, Indonesian and Italian. See ACARA Update extra 21 July 2014. The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) has welcomed the release of the curricula: see commentary 21 July 2014 on the ACARAeduau blog.
A new version of the Australian Curriculum website has been launched. See ACARA Update 30 July 2014.
An article in EducationHQ 24 July 2014 discusses proposals on teacher education submitted by the Australian Education Union (AEU) to the Australian Government's Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group.
Members of the Independent Education Union in Tasmania are intending strike action on 7 August. See report on ABC News 23 July 2014.
From 2015, Year 7 will move from primary to secondary schooling in Queensland. David Robertson, Executive Director of Independent Schools Queensland, discusses issues surrounding the transition. See article in On Line Opinion 17 July 2014.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned Israel's bombing of three UN schools in Gaza. See article 3 August and previous article 31 July in The Guardian, and article 31 July 2014 in the Daily Telegraph.
At the end of their second year in the classroom, a Yorkshire teacher reflects on the strains and challenges of the role. See article 19 July 2014 on The Guardian's 'Secret Teacher' blog.
An opinion article on the MiddleWeb blog 14 July 2014 describes 'what an effective teacher's classroom looks like'.
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