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School leavers struggle to choose uni courses

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Research from South Australia’s universities has found that 51 per cent of school leavers have trouble deciding on what to study at university. The study, supported by the federal Department of Education, surveyed Year 12 students from 67 high schools ...

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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

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Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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Academics and government spar over sugar tax

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It sure is a sticky issue: in the wake of two recent reports advocating for the imposition of a sugar tax, Liberal frontbenchers have reaffirmed their opposition to the proposed levy. At a doorstop interview in Tasmania on Tuesday 21 ...

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Adaptability the key as Mathspace expands to Hong Kong

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Mathspace, an Australian education technology start-up, has extended its reach into the schools of Hong Kong, continuing a period of rapid expansion for the company. Mathspace was selected by the Hong Kong government’s education technology arm, HKEdCity, as the digital ...

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Apple teaches teachers how to use tech

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Technology can be good for teachers, if they know how to use it. Otherwise it’s a perennial frustration for the teacher, and an impediment to learning for the student. That’s why Michelle Michael, acting principal of Gymea Bay Public School ...

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Children fed too many junk food ads on TV

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The food industry is failing to self-regulate junk food ads marketed at children, according to a new report. New analysis conducted by Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney shows children are still being exposed to too many unhealthy ...

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Federal funding pulled from SA Islamic college

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Federal funding for the Islamic College of South Australia will be cut from 13 April 2017 for failing to comply with governance regulations. Federal education minister Simon Birmingham said school management had failed to meet the “strict conditions” imposed on ...

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