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Murdered French teacher a quiet hero: Macron

President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to a French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical as a "quiet hero" dedicated to instilling the democratic values of the French Republic in his pupils. Samuel Paty's teenage attacker had wanted to ...

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Class of 2020 starting COVID-safe HSC

About 70,000 students from the NSW HSC class of 2020 are starting their written exams, with COVID-safe protocols in place. Safeguards including temperature tests and spaced seating have been introduced to protect students who sit their first English test on ...

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Study maps hottest parts of the school

Australian researchers have mapped the hottest and coolest parts of outdoor school zones and found some reached up to 70 degrees Celsius. During summer last year, researchers collected more than 100,000 heat data points within a public school in western ...

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Budget 2020-21: the sector reacts

Public schools have been dubbed one of the losers in the government’s 2020-21 Budget. Private schools will have their funding grow by 25.6 per cent over the next three years, to $16.1 billion by 2023/24. But public schools will only ...

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The value and power of student agency

Student agency, or agency in its broadest terms, is about the individual knowing and understanding that they have the capacity of free will. Free will brings with it the power of self-motivation and choice. This power of choice brings with ...

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COVID-19: NSW to relax school, sport restrictions

The NSW Government will relax restrictions around weddings, school and community sport after the state announced its third day without community transmission of coronavirus. Only one case was diagnosed up to 8pm on Wednesday – a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. As ...

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