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Playground packs them in at PNG school

School attendance is on the rise at one Papua New Guinea school, and researchers say its new playground could be responsible. Truancy is an issue throughout PNG. Only 55 per cent of primary age children are enrolled in school and ...

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Water fountains aim for healthier teeth

A pilot project for school water is out to brighten smiles. The University of Sydney’s Healthy Teeth project, beginning in New South Wales in Term 1 next year, will aim to improve the dental health of Aboriginal schoolchildren. Filtered, chilled water fountains will ...

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Report shows decline in student ICT literacy

Student information and communication technology (ICT) literacy levels have shown a marked decline since 2011, a new report from the National Assessment Program has found. The report, issued today by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority, assessed the performance of ...

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Response to ISIS requires ‘soft’ approach, too: expert

Hard counter-terrorism responses to the Paris bombing risk neglecting de-radicalisation programs, which schools play a key role in, an expert has said. Hard responses could include military action, increased securitisation, toughened legislative measures and clamping down with law enforcement. Nationals ...

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Teen perceptions of cosmetic surgery under the knife

Deakin University research is trying to unmask perceptions teenagers have of cosmetic surgery. Operation Belle, launched by Deakin education lecturer, Dr Michiko Weinmann, is seeking to interview young women about such surgery and use the information to develop an educational kit ...

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ANZAC history, multiculturalism linked: official

Multicultural Australia has its roots in ANZAC history and school students must understand this, an official has said. Chris Fox, chief executive of the Camp Gallipoli Foundation – which aims to educate young people about ANZAC soldiers – said Australian history ...

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