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Poor teen readers fare OK in job market: study

Australian teenagers with poor reading skills are no worse off than those with medium reading proficiency when it comes to future employment, a new study from the University of Melbourne suggests. The research, from UniMelb economists, found poor readers at ...

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New website schools NSW parents on ethics class option

A website launched by Primary Ethics, the provider of ethics lessons in New South Wales, may help more parents become aware of the availability of non-religious ethics instruction for their children. Recently, the NSW Government made informing parents of kindergarteners about ethics lessons ...

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Children with ADHD less likely to finish school

University of Queensland researchers have linked ADHD and conduct disorder (CD) to long-term  disadvantage, as children with these conditions are more likely to drop out of high school and not enrol in tertiary education. A study published in the Journal of ...

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Queensland council’s fluoride removal ‘misguided’

Queensland’s government is facing calls to make water fluoridation mandatory after another council decided to remove fluoride from its supply. Mackay is the latest council in the state to make the controversial choice, with councillors voting 6–5 in favour. It came ...

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TV series lets deaf children tune in

Mentoring organisation for the deaf, Hear For You, states that each year, about 500 children are born with hearing problems, and about 20,000 Australian children have some form of hearing loss. Enter Sally and Possum, the country’s first educational television show ...

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