Education

This is the one thing Schoolies shouldn’t get to do

premium_icon This is the one thing Schoolies shouldn’t get to do

Ann Wason Moore asks 'is 18 too young for a legal drinking age?'.

End-of-year celebrations marred by crash tragedy

premium_icon End-of-year celebrations marred by crash tragedy

Teacher, father dies in 'horrific' crash

Learning to halt in upcoming teacher strike

premium_icon Learning to halt in upcoming teacher strike

Teachers take action to make their voices heard

How school report cards are failing Aussie kids

premium_icon How school report cards are failing Aussie kids

Teachers are so swamped they are being forced to use software tools that generate generic comments on report cards. Here’s how your child could be affected.

Fires force more than 300 schools to close

Fires force more than 300 schools to close

Hundreds of schools in NSW will be closed tomorrow including in areas of Sydney, the mid north coast and Blue Mountains.

Why child porn teacher was made prisoner of court

premium_icon Why child porn teacher was made prisoner of court

Darren Westley Mitchell returns to court for breaching his suspended sentence over child exploitation material.

Security called to high school after ‘number of threats’

premium_icon Security called to high school after ‘number of threats’

Security has been called to an Ipswich school after “a number of threats” in recent days. The principal has now confirmed police are investigating.

Phillip Richards turns trigonometry into a sunny landmark

premium_icon Phillip Richards turns trigonometry into a sunny landmark

A former schoolteacher who spent ten years teaching maths has used his trigonometry skills to design the only analemmatic dial in Queensland.

Parents bankrupted over school principal defamation case

premium_icon Parents bankrupted over school principal defamation case

Two parents accused of defaming Tamborine Mountain State School Principal Tracey Brose on Facebook have been bankrupted.

Complaints about dodgy teachers ‘not being heard’

premium_icon Complaints about dodgy teachers ‘not being heard’

NSW’s leading parent group has launched a scathing attack on the Department of Education’s management of dodgy teachers.

Kid takes knife to school over fear of ‘extreme’ bullying

premium_icon Kid takes knife to school over fear of ‘extreme’ bullying

A mother says her disabled children have been abused and punished by teachers, while the union cops heat for “supporting segregated education”.

Teacher seen ‘dragging’ student: Commission hears

premium_icon Teacher seen ‘dragging’ student: Commission hears

A mother has spoken out about the struggles they have faced in the education system, including a time when the girl was left with “severe anxiety”.

Nathan gets $11,000 wage cut because of disability

premium_icon Nathan gets $11,000 wage cut because of disability

He was in the job for more than a decade before the business changed ownership and overnight it all changed

Schoolies’ parents receive some sage advice

premium_icon Schoolies’ parents receive some sage advice

AROUND this time of the year, there are mixed emotions at the prospect of a child finishing their school journey.

Cannabis off the street ahead of Schoolies

premium_icon Cannabis off the street ahead of Schoolies

Police have seized several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of drugs in the state’s southeast just weeks before the annual Schoolies celebration.

Illegal counterfeit pianos making music in Warwick schools

premium_icon Illegal counterfeit pianos making music in Warwick schools

These pianos were about to be firewood but this bush charity has given them a second life.

Mother backhands principal after entry interview upset

premium_icon Mother backhands principal after entry interview upset

A mother who ran after and backhanded the deputy principal of a southeast Queensland college has had to reckon with the “seriousness” of her offence.

Female teacher directed drama students to mimic sex acts

premium_icon Female teacher directed drama students to mimic sex acts

A female drama teacher who directed students to mimic sex acts in a Year 11 and 12 performance is among those who have been sanctioned or denied registration.