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‘Not-school’: the future of education?

South Australia allows young people to educationally go with the FLO. FLO (Flexible Learning Option) is an alternative to mainstream schooling. Instead of sitting in classrooms from 9am to 3.30pm, students (often those with mental health, learning or behavioural difficulties) ...

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Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Australia’s youngest senator wants 16-year-olds to do something they’ve never done before: vote. “For far too long, politics has failed to properly represent young people or the issues they care about,” Jordon Steele-John, a 23-year-old West Australian Greens representative, told parliament ...

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Teen career uncertainty mostly negative

Much has been made of the inadequacy of careers advice in schools. Regardless, some young people simply know what they want to do for a living earlier than others. Erin, from Bondi in Sydney’s east, knew she wanted to be a ...

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‘Downward spiral’ in STEM can be stopped: ACER

STEM has been an educational buzzword for so long, some have begun to question its validity. Nonetheless, the STEM crisis persists. Last week, an Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) report, Challenges in STEM Learning in Australian Schools, posed three possible solutions ...

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