New Australian Minister for Education
Christopher Pyne has been appointed as Minister for Education in the incoming Australian Government. Sussan Ley is Assistant Minister for Education, and Scott Ryan is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education.
2013 NAPLAN Summary Report
The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the 2013 NAPLAN Summary Report. The Report contains preliminary NAPLAN test results for students' achievement in reading, persuasive writing, language conventions and numeracy.
Further discussion of school changes in WA
Public discussion continues around recent changes to schooling in Western Australia. See report on ABC News 18 September and article in The West Australian 13 September 2013.
Idea 13 Conference
The Idea 13 Conference, presented by Education Services Australia on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, showcases how current and emerging technologies can be integrated to improve teaching and learning across the Australian education sectors. The Idea 13 Conference will address current opportunities and challenges facing educators as they try to create effective digital-age learning in Schools, the VET sector, and Universities.
Timetable for new Victorian state schools reforms
The Victorian government has released a timetable for state school reforms. See article in The Age 17 September 2013.
New careers case studies available on myfuture site
New careers case studies are now available on the myfuture site.
Teachers turning to social media to extend learning
Social media is 'one of the trendiest ways teachers are enhancing lessons and engaging students both in and out of the classroom', according to an Education Week blog post 18 September 2013.
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