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SA youths get bonds over school threats

Two youths who threatened the lives of staff and students at a high school in South Australia’s Riverland have been released on good behaviour bonds. The pair, who cannot be named, were arrested in 2017 over allegations they were planning ...

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Teachers drone on in the classroom

An environmental scientist is encouraging schools to consider introducing drones to the classroom. Speaking ahead of the Independent Schools Queensland State Forum, Dr Catherine Ball said drone technology is becoming more accessible and user-friendly and added its potential for schools ...

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WA teacher cleared after restraining pupil

A West Australian associate principal suspended after pinning down a student while breaking up a violent brawl says he’d try to approach the situation differently if it happened again. Grant Walton, from Eaton Community College near Bunbury, was suspended after ...

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Report warns of impending ‘crisis’ in mathematics education

Australia is facing “a crisis” in secondary schools as student populations swell and a shortage in mathematics-qualified teachers continues, according to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). In its latest report, entitled Australian Secondary Mathematics Teacher Shortfalls: A Deepening Crisis, ...

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Florida to allow more armed teachers

More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill signed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after the Parkland High School mass shooting. DeSantis signed the bill ...

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On-site psychologists to tackle dark school days

Victorian public school students battling mental health issues will soon have access to on-campus, professional support. From mid-July, the first schools will get access to mental health professionals such as psychologists, mental health nurses and social workers under a $51.2 ...

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