This week’s top story: One state’s public school principals were left stunned after receiving surprise phone calls from the state government about major changes to student enrolment guidelines. Read more here.
In other news: A world-renowned education expert has called for smartphones to be banned at primary schools, saying schools need to react “very quickly” to cope with the issue. Read more here.
Finally: The head of one state’s education department says NAPLAN will soon become obsolete, and has urged an overhaul of assessment methods. Read more here.