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Australian teenagers with poor reading skills are no worse off than higher-achieving schoolmates when it comes to employment later on, a new study has found.

A new fellowship dedicated to supporting mid-career leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities over the next two decades will be launched by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra this morning. 

World leading scholar Professor Jan van Driel will join the Melbourne Graduate School of Education this September as the inaugural Professor of Science Education.

While management responsibilities are a fact of life, the core business of school leaders must be the facilitation of teaching and learning, argues Professor Stephen Dinham from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.

Four of the top Victorian universities are uniting in their commitment to greater representation of Indigenous Australians in the field of engineering.

A world-first study on innovation in Higher Education by the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at University of Tasmania and the LH Martin Institute at University of Melbourne, has shown that Australian and New Zealand universities are prolific innovators.

Education funding must focus on the greatest needs and invest in teachers and evidence based interventions that work, said the University of Melbourne’s Dean of Education, Professor Field Rickards.

School principals who set clear strategic objectives, encourage professional interaction among staff and promote professional development for teachers significantly raise student achievement levels according to a University of Melbourne report on principal effectiveness.

The successful application of world-class research and the complexities of teaching take the stage in the four-part ABC documentary Revolution School, which starts at 8.30pm tonight.

With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.