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Science by Doing resources launched

The Australian Academy of Science has announced the launch of the Science by Doing junior secondary science resources this week, following 18 months of development and testing. Science by Doing is a national initiative for the improvement of secondary science ...

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One of the ‘forgotten arts’

The Australian Ballet is going on the road to encourage school students to get in touch with their inner dancer. The company's educational program, Out There, will visit schools nationwide with young performers taking to the stage to promote movement ...

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Teachers concerned about life bans

New laws, to be introduced to parliament later this year, will see teachers who are convicted of serious offences automatically deregistered and banned for life from reapplying for registration. Queensland education minister Cameron Dick said the changes would strengthen safeguards ...

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Early testing of learning difficulties called for

Plans to introduce mental health checks for three-year-olds should be expanded to include a test for learning difficulties, a leading psychologist has said. Clinical psychologist Tim Hannan believes the move would stop many parents signing their children up for treatments ...

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Online etiquette needed in curriculum: expert

Social networking should be taught in schools in order to tackle cyber bullying, parents and online experts have said. Thomas Tudehope, a director of social media intelligence firm SR7, has called for social networking skills, online etiquette and role-playing to ...

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More child protection workers for Victoria

More Victorian child protection workers will work directly with children and young people under a restructure of the sector. The system that deals with vulnerable families has been under review since the coalition took office last November. Victorian Community Services ...

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BER was successful, says Orgill

The Building the Education Revolution (BER) scheme has been labeled a success by the taskforce set up to investigate inefficiencies. The $16.2 billion infrastructure program, designed to combat an expected economic downturn due to the 2008 global financial crisis, delivered ...

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Pearson takes over Djarragun College

Noel Pearson will take control of a trouble-plagued indigenous college in north Queensland after its independent board agreed to transfer ownership to an organisation headed by the aboriginal leader. Djarragun College, located at Gordonvale, south of Cairns, was once described ...

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