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Inspiring Connections. It is very appropriate in Youth Week 2014 that a group in Gippsland, Victoria, the "Gippsland Youth Commitment", has developed an online architecture and business model that is designed to get agencies and organisations to work collaboratively by sharing online resources.. for the sole purpose of improving outcomes for young-people. Yes, there are many such initiatives. What makes this…

There remains no doubt in the mind of the Victorian Auditor-General about the challenges facing Rural and Regional Victorians. Mr. John Doyle, Auditor-General for Victoria has published the current assessment of Access to Education for Rural Students [April 2014]. This report highlights the lack of evidence-based planning for the DEECD and the challenges for the education sector as a whole.…

At a time when Gender equity is so prominent in much media coverage, both within Australia and across the Globe, it is also sobering to consider the structural challenges faced by girls entering the workforce and adult-hood for the first time here in Victoria. This graph shows Vet is Schools [VETiS] enrolments for Girls as a ratio of the Boys…

The disturbing scenes in London over the last few days bring in to a stark contrast the competing challenges of the immediate, short-term need for social order and the extended, long-term need for social inclusion. There are many thousands of pictures and words that will be written about this London summer. Jonathon Freedland, writing in the Guardian says: The soul…

Andrew Leigh says: Jeff Borland has a splendid article (gated, sorry) in the latest Australian Economic Review on what happens to the labour market in recessions. 4 Key points: The impact across industries differs greatly. In past recessions, employment tends to fall in agriculture, manufacturing and construction, but also tends to rise in ‘recreation and personal services’, and sometimes also in…

Schools That Transform. - Andrew Leigh David Brooks reports on some surprisingly large impacts from a randomised trial of New York “Harlem Children’s Zone” schools. The effects are so big that I find it hard to imagine they’re readily replicable, but it’s tantalizing stuff. The fight against poverty produces great programs but disappointing results. You go visit an inner-city school, job-training program…

Macedon Youth Awards 2009. It’s that time of year again! Nominations are now open for the 2009 Macedon Ranges Youth Awards . ... [Central Ranges LLEN News]

Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. In the busy rush to Christmas, many members may have missed the developments related to the Australian Education Ministers’ First Biennial ... [Central Ranges LLEN News]

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