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‘Tyrannical rule’: Dumped principal at war with top girls’ school

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Debra Kelliher, who once headed up one of the nation’s most prestigious girls’ schools, is taking her former employer and two...

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How mainstream schools are failing students who don’t fit in

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

After being told she couldn’t return to her school after having a child, Ariana Roberts turned to a flexible school, the educational...

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Push to have robots mark NAPLAN tests under fire from prominent US academic

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

From next year, NAPLAN persuasive writing tasks will be marked by an automated essay scoring system, and then double-marked by a teacher....

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Year 12 exams — are they worth the stress?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

As hundreds of thousands of students across Australia prepare to do Year 12 exams, stress levels across the country are soaring for both...

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‘It’s forcing them into a box’: Calls to ban gendered school uniforms

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

A child rights organisation is calling for gendered school uniforms to be banned following new research that finds Australian girls have a...

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Want sex-ed in schools? Your answer might depend on your ethnicity

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

A cultural chasm exists between Asian parents and those who identify as “Australian” that affects their view on academic...

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The teacher who changed your life

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

Everyone has a teacher who made a difference to their lives. You shared your stories of those who made a difference. This post is from ABC...

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Childcare centres could be creating racism

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

CHILDCARE centres could be helping create racial discrimination in children by failing to provide books with non-white characters,...

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Our unis are failing to protect free speech from offended students

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Academic freedom is increasingly under threat on campus, and widespread speech codes leave universities unprepared to combat the danger....

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Royal blessing for clever start-ups

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

TWO Gold Coast entrepreneurs have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to London and pitch their start-up ideas to British royalty. This...

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Young Australians are politically engaged — but unsure how democracy works

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Young people have a poor understanding of Australian democracy, which must be redressed by the education system if they are to become full...

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School Music Gets Animated With ‘Why Music Matters’!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Education, Music | 0 comments

Since 2012, Australia’s biggest schools initiative, Music: Count Us In, has been strengthened by collaboration with the Why...

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Could discounted uni fees and paid placements help entice new teachers to the bush?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Universities, unions and parents’ groups offer suggestions to an independent review set up by the Federal Government considering at...

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Young drivers captured using phones, taking selfies behind the wheel

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

What do you get when you take five young people and put cameras in their cars for 10 days? Shocking footage of the reality of mobile phone...

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The Wedding Singer comes to Adelaide

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Australia, Education | 0 comments

IT’S 1985 and the spotlight has turned to a highly sought-after blue-suited wedding singer and his band. This post is from...

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Cairns Aquarium Grand Opening

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

The Cairns Aquarium’s number one pass holder Quinella Dagan, 10, tells the Cairns Post what she likes best about marine creatures...

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Stop ignoring teachers when we say our students don’t need more tests

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

When it comes to year 1 students, more testing is not what we need. Instead, our focus needs to shift from data and results to learning...

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Male primary school teachers to be ‘extinct’ in 50 years

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

With men turning away from teaching due to low pay and perceptions it is a feminine profession, and those already in the job facing sexism...

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Male primary school teachers to be ‘extinct’ in 50 years

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

With men turning away from teaching due to low pay and perceptions it is a feminine profession, and those already in the job facing sexism...

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What is phonics? And will a test help your kids read?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Education | 0 comments

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is right to be concerned about the number of children struggling with literacy — but a...

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