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Is it time to shake up school report cards?

“Grace displays an ability to…” “John would see better results if…” “Ali demonstrates an understanding in…” Chances are Australian teachers have used one or all of these remarks when writing student report cards, perhaps even this week. And now, Australian researchers ...

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Knife fight breaks out at NSW school

A teenager has been taken to hospital after a knife fight broke out at a school in Dubbo in central west NSW. The fight broke out about 10.40am on Wednesday, as the two sixteen-year-old boys confronted each other, with one ...

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ACT expands ‘teachers as researchers’ program

Five more schools will work with the University of Canberra on classroom-based research geared towards improving teaching. The Affiliated Schools Program sees teachers take on the role of researcher, allowing them to develop and evaluate new approaches to meet the ...

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Why school’s never out on cybersecurity

From April to June 2019, 245 data breaches were reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. Yet again, education was among the top five sectors by notifications in the quarter. ...

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Advocates call for funding to keep kids in school

Child advocates have called on the federal government for $10 million to fund a national rollout of a program to stop kids dropping out of school. Save the Children has pointed to the recent Productivity Commission mental health report, which ...

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Mobile phones banned at WA public schools

Mobile phone use will be banned during school hours at West Australian public schools from next year, with the state government saying it will reduce distraction from studies and encourage face-to-face social interaction. Students will also be prohibited from using ...

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