Building Evidence for Transformative Practice. Granted!

25 August, 2013
stgeorgefoundation-png

$20,000 reasons to thank St George Foundation! This week, the Governors of St George Bank Foundation announced the approval of a grant of $20,000 to MissingSchool and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). The grant means that, together, we can champion first-of-its-kind research in Australia for kids who experience the multiple disadvantages […]

Read more

Skyping His Way Through 5th Grade

19 August, 2013
kidshandsup

Read about how Skype helped a kid in Missouri to stay connected to his classroom, following a bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder. Read the article and watch the video here.

Read more

Have Bear Will Run

4 August, 2013
kidsconnecting

We applaud the efforts of Dave King, from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Dave took on the challenge this year of running a marathon in every state of Australia, to raise funds for the Back on Track program which supports the educational, social and welfare needs of kids undergoing cancer treatment. Back on Track is funded by […]

Read more

Robots

16 July, 2013

We’ve seen reports from several schools now which are experimenting with robotic technologies to help sick kids maintain a presence in the classroom. These have generally been in the US, although the literature records their use in Russia and some Asian countries also. The robots are mobile, controlled by the student, and carry video-conferencing capabilities […]

Read more