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ATARs away! How Year 12 NSW students fared

Today, 17 and 18-year-olds around NSW are nervously refreshing their browsers. From 9.00 am AEST, their ATARs were published. Forty six students will have almost free reign over their choice of university degree – if they are pursuing that path. Twenty-seven males and ...

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Countering the ‘Trump effect’ on school bullying

Every FLOTUS in recent history has had a main cause. Nancy Reagan’s was ‘Just Say No’ to drugs. Barbara Bush’s was literacy. Michelle Obama’s was tackling childhood obesity. Currently, Melania Trump aims to stamp out cyberbullying. Many claim this is ironic considering ...

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USYD tops NSW, ACT student preferences

Another university application data dump, another Go8 domination. The University of Sydney has once again led first and total preliminary preferences among NSW and ACT domestic undergraduate university applicants. Also (per the previous year) UNSW, UTS, WSU, Macquarie and UON followed. USYD slightly ...

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Are you ready to make a difference?

Would you like to effect change at a more senior level and prepare for potential roles in leadership, research, advocacy and policy in the education sector? Empower yourself to make a difference by building your knowledge and honing your skills ...

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What students really think of you

UNICEF Australia is worried about our school students. First, an October report from the global chapter of the UN child humanitarian agency found that Australia ranks 31 out of 40 EU and OECD countries in terms of national education equality. ...

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