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Lost in translation

In his first major speech since quitting as foreign minister in February, Kevin Rudd has said Australia needs to reverse the worrying trends in Asia literacy. Rudd said Australia has to improve its performance to reverse declining student enrolments in Asian ...

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Bright sparks in the classroom

Practical lessons that engage the students are the key to successful science lessons, says one of the winners of this year’s award for outstanding science teachers. A school science teacher from each state and mainland territory has received the Teacher ...

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Calls for more traineeships

Young people are shouldering the brunt of the economic downturn in Victoria, which now holds the dubious of title of having Australia’s highest youth jobless rate. On the eve of National Youth Week, jobs figures for March showed 22.3 per ...

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Ministers agree on funding ‘road map’

Education ministers have agreed to develop a road map to reform school funding but have not settled on a final dollar amount. Ministers from all states and territories met with federal Schools Minister Peter Garrett in Sydney last week to ...

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The right formula

Young students say it has increased their interest and engagement in science; adults say it has boosted their confidence in communicating science; and teachers say they use it to maintain their professional currency. The CSIRO’s Science by Email service is ...

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Bringing art to the classroom

A high speed telecommunications link to the National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL) will allow schools around NSW, and ultimately nationwide, to connect with art and visiting artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, effectively bringing contemporary art ...

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Minister defends My University website

Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has labelled as "far fetched" criticisms of a new government website that lets students compare universities. He says the universities themselves provided and double-checked all information on the site. The My University site, launched on Tuesday, includes ...

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Doctors missing teen health issues

Health professionals are often failing to recognise complex health issues such as depression, an adolescent health expert has said. Young people commonly visit their GP with respiratory illnesses including asthma, colds and viruses but neglect to mention underlying health issues, ...

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Pressure mounting for response to Gonski

As education ministers meet in Sydney today, pressure is coming from unions, the opposition and the Australian Greens for a commitment to boost federal funding for schools. Federal school education minister Peter Garrett is currently in the meeting with his state and ...

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