Helping kids with living expenses

There’s a family event of sorts that gives parents mixed feelings of sadness, apprehension and relief — and children a lot of excitement: when a child leaves the proverbial nest. Now, this can happen early during your child’s teenage years or much later in life....[Read More]

Most expensive city for education revealed

Australia’s most liveable city is now also the most expensive for public school education. As more families tighten their belts due to inflation, the cost of education is soaring with some parents to spend upwards of $100,000 just to send their child to school in...[Read More]

Call to rebuild national tertiary sector

The federal government faces pressure to ensure a flagged review of the university sector delivers for students, staff and the national economy. Education Minister Jason Clare is expected to announce on Wednesday the details of a process, known as the Universities...[Read More]

Ardern to give Harvard Commencement speech

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will give this year’s Commencement Address at Harvard University in May. Ms Ardern has been selected by the prestigious Ivy League university and will travel to Massachusetts in a few months in potentially her first...[Read More]

The Most Educated Nations -1870/2017 [video]

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Aus parents’ $20.3b school expenses bill

Greta Stonehouse (Australian Associated Press)   Australian parents can expect to pay a collective $20.3 billion this year on all school expenses, according to new data research. A report from the comparison website Finder found supplies including textbooks,...[Read More]

Push to ensure schools return on time

Paul Osborne and Dominic Giannini (Australian Associated Press)   The two biggest states have backed a federal push for schools to reopen in a coordinated way across the country. Queensland has moved to delay the start of the school term by a fortnight, after...[Read More]

‘Vax’ chosen as word of the year

John Besley (Press Association)   Oxford Languages, data specialists and overseers of the Oxford English Dictionary, have declared ‘vax’ their word of the year for 2021. In announcing the publication of its latest language report, titled VAX, A report...[Read More]

Young Australians share their COVID fears

Emily Woods (Australian Associated Press)   Young Australians are stressed about how the pandemic has impacted their education and mental health and are concerned about ongoing isolation, a new survey has found. Mission Australia released results from its 2020...[Read More]

Want to learn better? Start mind mapping [TED Talk Video]

  As a lifelong learner with 4 degrees and a Ph.D. in mathematics, Hazel Wagner has spent her life learning how to learn. Hazel shares her work on mind mapping and what it can do for understanding, memorization, and retention. Hazel Wagner, Ph.D., MBA, CMC is a...[Read More]

Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school [TED Talk Video]

  To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write — we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help...[Read More]

Free child care end to hurt small business

Matt Coughlan (Australian Associated Press)   The Small Business Ombudsman has warned scrapping free child care will stop businesses reopening during Australia’s coronavirus recovery. Kate Carnell told the Senate’s coronavirus response committee the...[Read More]

Lack of internet leaving students behind

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   New research prompted by the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the serious digital gap faced by many school students from poorer families. Internet connection was vital for students...[Read More]

Australians upskill to adapt to virus life

(Australian Associated Press)   Australians have flocked to online courses teaching them how to work from home as they seek help adapting to life under the coronavirus pandemic. Studies of one remote working short course has leapt a massive 11,000 per cent from...[Read More]

Australian term 2 school dates and guidelines

William Ton (Australian Associated Press)   HOW AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL LEARN FROM TERM 2   VICTORIA Term 2: Wednesday April 15 – Friday June 26 * Government primary, secondary and special schools move to remote learning and teaching. * On site...[Read More]

Morrison wants kids back in schools soon

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   Scott Morrison wants to get Australia’s children back into classrooms as soon as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic. The prime minister says face-to-face learning is better for...[Read More]

Term two goes online for school students

Daniel McCulloch (Australian Associated Press)   Most Australian students will complete term two online as the nation’s education ministers thrash out a plan for those in their final year of school. Medical experts insist schools are still safe, but parents...[Read More]

Year 12 students won’t face another year

Matt Coughlan and Daniel McCulloch (Australian Associated Press)   Year 12 students will not face more study in 2021 to complete secondary school under a federal government deal with states and territories. Education ministers have met on Tuesday to thrash out a...[Read More]

Uptick in writing test results offers hope

Katina Curtis, AAP Senior Political Writer (Australian Associated Press)   An uptick in the quality of Australian students’ writing is giving education experts hope and underlines the value of national testing. The final results of the 2019 NAPLAN tests,...[Read More]

What are TED Talks?

So, you may have overheard a couple of officemates or been at a BBQ caught in the crossfire of friends discussing a recent TED Talk. They rave about what they've learned about another way of paying taxes, tapping into their creative selves, understanding how genetic...[Read More]