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.
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 has abolished its homework time guidelines, according to an article in the Courier Mail 17 March 2013.
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.
The Australian Government is to invest $300 million over two years to boost the quality of early childhood education, and support workplace reform.
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.
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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