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Speech pathologists to the rescue

Increasing numbers of children with speech problems in their early years has been a trend in NSW schools. To address the problem, Wattle Grove Public School has hired a speech pathologist, who attempts to come to the rescue by guiding children ...

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Kicking goals for teacher health

A former AFL star is heading a new program to get teachers active and healthy. Kane Johnson, former Richmond Tigers captain and Adelaide Crows premiership player, is working with health advisers Sano Health to implement the Move, Eat, Breathe program. Beginning next ...

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Get more men into primary teaching: expert

Australia must break the drought of men in the classroom, an Australian Catholic University education expert has said. ACU's analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force data shows that for more than 20 years only 1 in 5 primary school teachers have been men. Professor ...

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Piccoli sells teaching degrees as tough but prestigious

New South Wales HSC students are being encouraged to consider a career in teaching – tough requirements and all. The NSW education minister, Adrian Piccoli, wants high-achieving HSC students to consider becoming teachers. Students need a minimum of three Band 5 results, ...

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