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Time and space

Tablets and other devices must be managed and stored quickly and easily, so they enhance teaching instead of getting in its way. By James Symons The first Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development PISA assessment of digital skills, released in ...

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Qld teens shortchanged on trainee work

Twenty Queensland students have been collectively backpaid $28,000 after being shortchanged for work they undertook while completing school-based traineeships. The students, aged between 15 and 18, had worked one day a week over several months last year at sporting organisations, ...

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‘No pay no jab’ review urged

A plan to cut childcare benefits from parents who don't immunise their children should be reviewed after a year, a parliamentary committee has recommended. A Senate inquiry report on Wednesday says concerns the `no jab, no pay' legislation could infringe ...

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Trust them to lead

Canberra principal builds sustainable success by developing professional confidence. By Madeleine Regan "Leadership is about developing more leaders,” says Jason Borton, in his fourth year as principal at Richardson Primary School in Canberra. Borton has been a school leader for ...

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Qld Catholic teachers stop work again

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has criticised the latest stop work action by teachers in many Queensland Catholic schools as industrial negotiations over pay and conditions continues. More than 7500 Independent Education Union members in more than 180 schools were authorised to stop work ...

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Safety app launched by mum of slain teen

A personal safety app has been launched by the mother of murdered Adelaide schoolgirl Carly Ryan. Sonya Ryan - whose 15-year-old daughter was groomed online and murdered by a pedophile in 2007 - has launched Thread, a free safety app ...

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