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Menstrual education too late, experts say

More than 12 per cent of girls will get their menstrual period between ages 8-11, but the sex education curriculum does not discuss periods until students are aged 10, or sometimes 12. The average age of first menstruation has been ...

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Inquiry into civics and citizenship education

A parliamentary committee on Wednesday afternoon announced an inquiry into civics education, participation and engagement in Australia. The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will investigate how effective education about government operations and policymaking currently is, what approaches schools and ...

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Program uses footy to get kids into STEM

Science, technology, engineering and maths all make football possible, according to a program teaching remote students the importance of STEM. The Adelaide Crows Foundation’s Crows on Country program uses Aussie kids’ love of AFL to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the STEM concepts ...

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Free iPads for non-verbal Victorian students

Disadvantaged student charity State Schools' Relief (SSR) has supplied 400 iPads to students in government specialist schools to assist in supporting their engagement in learning. SSR says using technology is a key part of today's classroom learning, but some parents ...

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