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How supporting parents helps students

The sight of a struggling student can be heart-breaking for teachers and school staff but with a classroom full of other students how can we ensure that everyone gets the specialist support that need? What if there was a way ...

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SA teachers to vote on pay offer next week

South Australian teachers will decide by the end of next week whether or not to accept the latest enterprise agreement offer from the state government. But the Australian Education Union has criticised Treasurer Rob Lucas for suggesting the union executive ...

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Ardern starts spending spree with schools

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cleared the way for an election year cash splash, closing the annual Labour party conference by writing bumper cheques for school repairs. Her government will spend $400 million on improving public school facilities ...

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Tasmania bans mobile phone use at public schools

Students at public schools in Tasmania will be banned from using mobile phones during school hours as of term two next year. The state Liberal government on Wednesday announced the measure, aimed at tackling classroom distraction, cyberbullying and creating happier ...

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Environment, mental health high on youth priority list

Australia’s youth now consider the environment the second most important issue in the country, a survey of teenagers has found. More than 25,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 19 answered the annual survey by Mission Australia, which ...

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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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