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Potential of dogs as reading aids unleashed

Weighing 113 kilograms and standing over two metres tall, Baron, an English Mastiff, could be Australia’s largest dog. But that’s not his only claim to canine fame: Baron is also a certified therapy dog. At Penrith Valley School in Sydney’s ...

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Big plans for State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria will no longer be just a silo for quiet study and reflection but an active area of learning – if enough funds can be raised. The new designs for the library, from architecture firms Architectus and ...

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Arrowsmith argues case in wake of renewed criticism

A senior figure within the Canadian-based education group, the Arrowsmith Program, has defended the organisation's model following fresh criticism from an Australian expert that much of the evidence used to prove its effectiveness is drawn from preliminary data in research and conference ...

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