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Students in remote areas being left behind

Children in Australia’s most remote regions are being left behind when it comes to education amid a staggering divide between the haves and have-nots, a report says. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) report says it is clear many of ...

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Teens with food allergies get new website

Having a severe food allergy can have a huge impact on a teen’s social life – even kissing can be fatal – yet many are reluctant to talk about it. A new government funded website has now been launched to encourage ...

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NSW schoolgirls chop ponytails for charity

A group of Sydney schoolgirls are a cut above their peers after chopping off their ponytails for charity. About 40 girls at Wenona School willingly had their locks snipped off by volunteer TAFE NSW hairdressing teachers. The hair will be used for ...

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STEM practice makes perfect

STEM is one discussion that won’t disappear from the nation’s agenda for a while and there’s good reason for it. It’s generally understood that our students are leaving school without strong enough foundations in science and mathematics, or STEM skills ...

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Extra teachers, classrooms in NSW budget

The NSW government will deliver more than 1500 extra classrooms and employ about 1000 extra teachers to address surging enrolments in state schools. The Berejiklian government’s first budget, handed down on Tuesday 20 June 2017, injected $1.6 billion into an ...

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