Pallavi Singhal

Reporter and social media assistant at The Sydney Morning Herald

Two unions have concerns about teachers who may "inadvertently" breach a confidentiality agreement with ACARA.

Teachers told not to sign NAPLAN confidentiality forms

Teachers are being told not to sign a confidentiality agreement covering question testing for NAPLAN online which is under way in hundreds of schools this month, in preparation for the move away from the pen and paper exam starting next year.

A new Ombudsman's report finds that the use of isolation, physical restraints and suspension or expulsion for students ...

Schools using restraints against guidelines: Ombudsman

A primary school student with autism was restrained by teachers and locked in a time-out room for more than an hour, during which the student wrapped an electrical cord around their neck, a NSW Ombudsman's report reveals.

Year 12 students at St George Christian School are using a video game to learn the space component of the HSC curriculum.

The science teacher who let Pokemon Go in the classroom

When Pokemon Go took over children's screens last year and most teachers were struggling to keep it out of the classroom, a school on the NSW central coast decided to incorporate the popular game into their science lessons.

An optional 90-minute test on logical reasoning and analytical reasoning skills will be introduced to year 11 students ...

Can you out-think a 16-year-old? New test for year 11

About 7000 year 11 students will sit a new critical thinking exam this year, which has been developed as universities and employers stress that jobs of the future will require more than the traditional subjects taught in the Higher School Certificate.