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Government slams opposition over school funding threat

Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne said last week if Labor did anything to undermine non-government school funding "we will dismantle (it)". Mr Pyne wants the government to extend the existing school funding model for two years. It's due to expire at the end of 2013. School education parliamentary ...

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Heart risk for obese children

Almost two out of three severely obese children under the age of 12 have at least one risk factor for heart disease such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar, researchers say. Dutch researchers have found that 62 per cent of ...

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Gonski off the agenda

Prime Minister Julia Gillard met the premiers and chief ministers on Wednesday for COAG, which had the Gonski schools funding review and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at the top of the agenda. While there was a result for ...

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The digital divide

Digital literacy levels have gone up for year 6 students but they haven’t improved for year 10 students. And a student’s digital literacy is affected by their background, geographical location and to a lesser extent their gender. These results are ...

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Support staff to join Vic teachers’ strike

Public schools could be forced to close across Victoria with thousands of education support staff workers poised to join teachers and principals in a mass strike. Fair Work Australia on Thursday granted an Australian Education Union (AEU) request to let its 7000 members ...

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