The newly released Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report has raised concerns across the nation, with students in Australia recording their lowest results since this form of international testing began.
The Victorian Government has partnered with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The Ian Potter Foundation to trial an early intervention and prevention pilot program for primary school students facing mental health challenges.
A new suite of resources from Foundation to Year 10 has been launched to support Science teachers in integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures into their lessons.
Rio Tinto will invest $10 million in a four-year national program, targeted at school students, that aims to fast-track the development of STEM skills needed for the digital future including critical thinking, problem-solving, automation, systems design and data analytics.
A new pilot program has been launched in WA with the aim of helping students gain skills and knowledge in fields such as automation and robotics, to better equip them for future jobs.
With nearly one in five Australian adolescents performing poorly in literacy, and numbers rising steadily, literacy expert Dr Margaret Merga has called for a rethink in the way Australian schools support students struggling with literacy.