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Podcast: Issue of the week – ATAR overhaul?

This week NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell announced she wanted “an overhaul” of ATAR. Her decision was based on research showing the population has lost faith in it and it was causing students too much stress. AS 61,000 NSW students ...

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New play tackles youth suicide prevention

During Mental Health Month it’s important to remember that suicide is still the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44. One way of raising more awareness about this issue in a non-threatening way is through art and drama. That ...

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Leadership in Education part 3: Dr Susan Long

Dr Susan Long has taught in various roles, states and even countries since the 1980s. Her PhD focused on maths and science education and she is passionate about inspiring people who don’t necessarily aspire to become leaders in schools to ...

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What PISA has taught us about education: report

Do private school students perform better than those from public schools? Does a student’s socio-economic background affect their overall achievement? And do autonomous or more centralised schools perform better? These are just some of topics addressed in a report entitled ...

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