Great Teachers Are Great Learners – AITSL video
An animation produced on behalf of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) aims to encourage education leaders to develop a framework for teachers' learning.
National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
Over 1400 schools across Australia took part in the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, 15 March 2013. See reports for NSW, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Bully Stoppers begins in Victoria
Victorian students are being called on to make a stand and lend a hand to combat bullying with the State Government's new major anti-bullying campaign, Bully Stoppers. See Victorian Government statement 15 March 2013.
Educational researcher calls for assessment reform
Significant reform is needed in the field of educational assessment, according to a review by Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). See ACER statement and article in Adelaide Advertiser, both 18 March 2013.
Education Queensland abolishes homework time guidelines
Education Queensland has abolished its homework time guidelines, according to an article in the Courier Mail 17 March 2013.
Difference in school opportunity 'alarming': Gonski
David Gonski, who headed the Australian Government's recent review of school education funding, has spoken publicly on issues surrounding the review. See article 15 March and related report 16 March in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Boost for quality early childhood education
The Australian Government is to invest $300 million over two years to boost the quality of early childhood education, and support workplace reform.
Further discussion of Victorian teachers' dispute and performance pay
There has been further discussion this week on Victorian teachers' industrial dispute with the State Government and the related issue of performance pay for teachers. See statement 19 March 2013 from the Victorian Government, article in The Age 21 March and report on ABC News 20 March 2013.
New Director-General for Department of Education, Training and Employment, Queensland
Dr Jim Watterston has accepted the position of Director-General of the Department of Education, Training and Employment. He will join the department on 15 April 2013. See DETE statement March 2013.
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