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More support is needed to help kids with ASD

Teachers need more support to go that extra mile in working with autistic children, a leading autism expert has said. Chris Varney, chief enabling officer of I CAN Network, an organisation empowering young people with autism, said at a macro-level ...

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Sweet sisters in the UAE

Strong demand for quality education in the Middle East creates opportunity for Australian institutions to establish lucrative partnerships. By Mark Abell and Melissa Murray The Australian education sector has a strong international reputation and could make a major contribution to ...

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Kids should learn a second language young

Children who learn a foreign language beginning in early childhood learning can benefit from increased critical thinking skills, memory and flexibility of the mind, experts say. University of Queensland bilingual education expert Dr Simone Smala said other benefits of bilingualism ...

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Teaching history to a modern-day learner

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Toni Hurley president of the History Teachers’ Association of NSW about teaching history in the 21st century. Hurley shared her views on the value of teaching the subject as well ...

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Law expands tax breaks on donations to public schools

Underprivileged public schools expect to receive a helping hand in the form of more philanthropic donations following the passage of federal legislation broadening the range of allowable tax-deductible contributions. The legislation, passed by Parliament last week, grants the organisation Australian Schools ...

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