An additional 21,000 internet dongles will be delivered to Victorian students following an agreement between the Victorian Government and Telstra.
Skilling, attracting and retaining teachers in rural, regional and remote schools is an ongoing challenge faced by many Australian communities. As Dr Philip Roberts from the University of Canberra explains, in order to overcome this issue, we must first change our preconceived ideas.
The National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) Australian teacher training program has delivered positive results since it was rolled out over a decade ago. Read more
The Federal Government’s High Achieving Teachers Program will see high-achieving university graduates, including those with a STEM degree and those from a regional background, recruited to teach in disadvantaged schools.
As part of a new Closing the Gap initiative, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed plans for teachers to have their university debts waived if they commit to working in remote indigenous communities for four years or more.
Schools in some of the most isolated areas of Western Australia have joined an initiative aimed at motivating children to regularly attend school and advancing the progress of Aboriginal students.