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Looking back at Safe Schools

Since its inception in Victoria in 2010, the Safe Schools program was Australia’s most controversial anti-bullying campaign. While grounded in good intentions and empirical evidence, critics of the program viewed it as a form of social engineering, a radical form ...

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Can NAPLAN be communicated better?

It’s that time of year again – the National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) takes place this week. Around Australia over one million students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit a total of four tests: ...

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Report warns of impending ‘crisis’ in mathematics education

Australia is facing “a crisis” in secondary schools as student populations swell and a shortage in mathematics-qualified teachers continues, according to the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). In its latest report, entitled Australian Secondary Mathematics Teacher Shortfalls: A Deepening Crisis, ...

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Sound Scouts: Hear for your future

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Experts call for earlier detection of hearing loss as new research shows parents don’t prioritise tests for children. Australian schools and parents are urged to test children’s hearing using a clinically proven FREE, government funded app, Sound Scouts. New research ...

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