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No NAPLAN in 2020: education ministers

NAPLAN tests have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Australia's education ministers met via video link today and later announced that the decision to scrap NAPLAN in 2020 was taken “to assist school leaders, teachers and support staff to ...

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US, Canada travel ban for WA school kids

The travel ban for international excursions for Western Australian schools has been extended due to the spread of COVID-19 across the United States. Due to its close proximity to the US border, Canada has also been included. All public, private ...

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Emotionally intelligent students have a leg up on peers

The smart, dedicated student might be not get the high marks of the smart, dedicated and emotionally intelligent student, new research suggests. Published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, the study showed that school and university students with higher emotional intelligence tend to ...

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Teachers’ understanding of ADHD patchy

Evidence shows that ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disability and its symptoms shouldn’t be simply put down as bad behaviour. That’s something Associate Professor Helen Boon from James Cook University wants cleared up in schools. Boon said there was still some ...

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Conflicting NSW, federal government coronavirus advice

The NSW government has requested children who have recently travelled to China amid the coronavirus outbreak to avoid school, hours after the federal education minister chastised schools for making the same recommendation. Parents in NSW were asked to keep their ...

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