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Teens prefer print over e-books: study

New research shows teenagers still enjoy the age-old practice of sitting down and reading a hard-copy book. The preliminary findings of a study from Deakin University and Murdoch University researchers found that three-quarters of 12- to 16-year-olds prefer to read paper ...

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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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