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University places could be capped from next year

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

The number of university student places is expected to be capped from next year as part of the Federal Government’s latest plan for...

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The most important tool to help your kids succeed in an uncertain future

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Parents often ask me how they can prepare children for the future. I tell them the technology they need is already in their homes, writes...

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Australia shoots up international rankings in reading

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Australia’s Year 4 students came in at 21 out of 50 countries in the latest Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS) — up...

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Why blocks are still the best Christmas present for kids

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Blocks probably won’t top Christmas wish lists, but they have many benefits including developing fine motor skills, social,...

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Health groups call for school students to be taught about endometriosis

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Education, Health | 0 comments

A coalition of women’s health groups want all teenagers to be taught about menstrual health in schools to raise awareness about...

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‘Aggressive marketing’ by universities adding to skills shortage

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

An Australian Skills commissioner takes aim at “aggressive marketing” by universities and “nonsense” about robots...

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Teaching should require postgraduate degree, education union says

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Responding to a survey showing thousands of teachers’ are unhappy with their training, the Australian Education Union proposes...

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Rouse Hill Anglican’s kindy day

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Australia, Education | 0 comments

ROUSE Hill Anglican College hosted an orientation day for their kindergarten students over two weeks where seniors helped to make the...

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Why you need to hear this pianist play

Posted by on Nov 12, 2017 in Education, Entertainment | 0 comments

AYESHA Gough is not your typical classical musician — she has an afro, wears bold makeup and colourful outfits and has a quirky...

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Chicago Council Ignores Chance the Rapper’s Plea to Fund Schools Instead of Police Academy. Credit – Sensitive Visuals via Storyful

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Education, News | 0 comments

Chance the Rapper gave a speech to Chicago City Council on Wednesday, November 8, to encourage them to spend $10 million on city schools...

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Labor Education Funding Proposal

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Education, Government | 0 comments

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has announced that the Labor party will increase funding to Queensland high schools by $235 million,...

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Urgent need to ‘reconceive schooling’ to ensure students can compete with AI

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Schools must focus on ensuring students develop sophisticated cognitive skills, creativity and imagination in order to confront the...

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‘You weren’t elected to play the blame game’: Students school politicians on Q&A

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Education, Marriage | 0 comments

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is confronted by a high school student questioning whether it is fair to continue to direct...

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See if you’ve got what it takes to pass the teachers’ test

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

New teachers have massively improved their scores on the literacy and numeracy exam that stumped them a few years ago. See how you go this...

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Are our teachers smart enough to teach our kids?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

The number of teaching students with below average high school marks has surged in the past decade. While some are calling for Australia...

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Why William wants financial studies in schools

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

FOR A 14-year-old, William Fernandez is remarkably mature for his age and a bright spark in triggering a debate about introducing...

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One down, more exam pressure to go

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

FOUR terms spent studying Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein seem to have paid off for North Geelong Secondary College students who were relieved...

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How to teach your kids to think more critically about money

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Good financial decision-making is about more than avoiding debt or having a budget — it’s about critically analysing your options....

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WA’s scathing teacher report card

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

WA’s annual report card on teacher behaviour has been released — and the grades may leave parents fuming.   This post is from Daily...

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Calls to save TAFE as sector reaches ‘tipping point’

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

With warnings the vocational training sector is on the brink of collapse, experts are calling on the Federal Government to start...

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