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More screen time linked to teen depression

Increased social media use and television viewing are linked to worsening teenage depression, researchers say, and the more time adolescents spend on social media and in front of the television, the more severe their symptoms become. The study of 1,786 ...

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California cuts hairstyle discrimination

California has become the first US state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks. The law by Democratic senator Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, a black woman who wears ...

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NAPLAN online rollout delayed until 2021

The full rollout of NAPLAN student testing online has been delayed a year, and state governments are going their own way on a broad review of the scheme. The decision to delay came at a meeting of education ministers in ...

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Ministers to receive NAPLAN crash report

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan says he hopes NAPLAN testing can go online from 2020, but admits more work is needed to resolve technical issues. Tehan and his state and territory counterparts will receive an independent report at a meeting ...

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