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Keep phonics test focused on phonics: expert

While the federal government has endorsed a phonics check for Year 1 students, one researcher has warned that the check should not overextend its reach. Dr Jennifer Buckingham, an education researcher from the Centre of Independent Studies, recently completed a report ...

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Food advertising fattens up obesity-prone children

About one-quarter of Australian children are obese or overweight, and recent research has found it may not be entirely them or their parents’ fault. Instead, a combination of unfortunate genetics and advertising is partially to blame, a study has found. ...

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Could exams be as stressful as bear attacks?

What’s more stressful, end-of-year exams or a bear attack? Common sense would suggest the latter, but one educational expert has said some students find exams so nerve-racking that the stress response triggered in a test setting is similar to that ...

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Teaching Awards feature $45,000 prize packs

A new survey commissioned by Schools Plus and the Commonwealth Bank has revealed many Australians will probably choose their career based on the subjects their favourite teachers taught. Almost half (49 per cent) said their favourite teacher inspired their career. Concurrent to ...

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Wide web of cyber-safety

Network of law enforcement agencies and data firms spins online security program for educational institutions. A new project for internet safety in school communities has launched. ThinkUKnow is a free cyber-safety program that can deliver presentations to school staff, parents ...

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