Education news from Australia and the United Kindgom
- School students testing the water in Tasmania for a career in marine biology
Secondary students from every state and territory are spending their school holidays doing real marine science on Maria Island off Tasmania's east coast, a global hotspot for climate change.
- Students snorkelling off Maria Island
Secondary student from around Australia are spending their school holidays at a marine biology school on Maria Island off Tasmania's east coast.
- How do kids manage the distraction of phones and other devices?
The Federal Education Minister has suggested that Australia should follow France's lead with a blanket ban on students having mobile phones at school.
- Allegations of assault on special needs students investigated
The Department of Education has confirmed it is investigating claims of physical misconduct by an employee of a West Australian school which caters to children with intellectual disabilities.
- Push to stop kids from skipping school before it affects studies, job prospects
A report on the progress of 30,000 disadvantaged students confirms what you might suspect: kids who skip school are more likely not to complete their studies. But The Smith Family found its support program could lift attendance and increase Year 12 graduations.
- Busselton Senior High School assault
- 'Sickening' assault on Busselton student filmed on mobile
An alleged serious assault on a Busselton high school student that was filmed on a mobile phone is described as sickening by WA's Education Minister, who says she is "baffled" by a teacher's response to the incident.
- Drugs 'used by two in five students'
Drugs are being widely used - but student leaders warn against fines and punishment.
- School sex abuse: 'My son was raped on a play date'
Even primary-school-age children are capable of rape, the mother of a victim discovered.
- Home-schooling in the UK increases 40% over three years
Mental health and avoiding exclusion are among reasons given for removing children from classrooms.
- Amazon Alexa to reward kids who say: 'Please'
A good manners feature will praise children if they ask questions politely.
- Nottingham Trent University 'racist' video pair face charges
A student recorded the footage from her room at Nottingham Trent University.
- Young can 'only read digital clocks'
Teachers say traditional clocks are being taken out of exam halls for pupils who need digital formats.
- YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output
The firm has been criticised for using algorithms not human judgment to curate the app.