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Teachers can’t keep pretending everything is OK – toxic positivity will only make them sick

Teachers can’t keep pretending everything is OK – toxic positivity will only make them...

As children return to schools across the country, the outlook for teachers is bleak. The spread of Omicron will make chronic staff shortages worse and...
Write what you know: the COVID experience is a rich resource for year 12 English exams

Write what you know: the COVID experience is a rich resource for year 12...

Generations of students sitting exams would know what Australian poet Joanne Burns means when she writes of the fear of failure when expressing ideas. they...
COVID-19 cases rise when schools open – but more so when teachers and students don’t wear masks

COVID-19 cases rise when schools open – but more so when teachers and students...

As students return to schools in Victoria and New South Wales after months of lockdowns, many people may be worried about the risks to...

We need to prioritise teachers and staff for COVID vaccination — and stop closing...

Yesterday Victoria announced a snap lockdown to last at least seven days starting from 11:59 pm last night. As part of the lockdown, schools will...

Australian children are learning in classrooms with very poor air quality

Victorian students are learning in classrooms with very poor air quality. Our year-long analysis of Victorian primary and secondary school classrooms has found the...

Coronavirus: is it safe for kids to go back to school? And what about...

A year ago, in late January 2020, Australia reported its first cases of COVID-19. Since then, we have seen almost 29,000 confirmed cases and...

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