Microsoft-funded School of the Future
Resistance to new A-E report cards continues
An article in the Sunday Age, 10 September 2006 describes continuing opposition from some schools to the implementation of A–E report cards, particularly for P–2 students. Nearly 1,000 schools in
Australian History Summit documents available online
The Minister for Education, Science and Training, Julie Bishop, met with 23 leading Australian historians, public figures who promote the study of history and educational leaders at the Australian History Summit in
Further ICT funding for New Zealand schools
The New Zealand Government will invest $9.6 million over the next three years to help 30 clusters of schools integrate ICT into teaching programs. The funding will cover a range of initiatives for the schools, such as the development of online technologies to enable community information sharing; interactive whiteboards; development of online voice over and chatrooms for teachers; and student 'e-portfolios' to improve transition from primary to intermediate school. See Ministerial media release, 14 September 2006.
More boys staying at school for longer in South Australia
Work experience opportunities for New Zealand secondary students
The Gateway fund offers New Zealand senior secondary students work experience placements at over 50 industries and hundreds of businesses. Schools may apply through the Gateway website to be involved in the project.