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Lack of sleep linked to obesity

A lack of sleep is more likely to lead to overweight children than a poor diet or lethargic lifestyle, a new long-term study has claimed. New Zealand researchers monitored a random sample of almost 250 children, regularly tracking weight, diet, ...

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Public schools face funding cuts: report

Public schools face a funding cut of more than $300 million if current financial arrangements aren't overhauled, a new report states. The paper by Sydney University honorary associate professor Jim McMorrow, released on Wednesday, found public school funding would be ...

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Children at risk, Victorian Auditor-General says

The Victorian department responsible for the health and wellbeing of kindergarten-age children is failing to ensure vulnerable families don't slip through the cracks, an independent report has found. Auditor-General Des Pearson has recommended the Department of Education and Early Childhood ...

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Parents support sex ed: group

An overwhelming majority of Queensland parents support school-based sex education and should tell schools to teach it, according to Family Planning Queensland (FPQ). FPQ released results of a survey on Monday, claiming 91 per cent of parents back sexuality and ...

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Exploring tomorrow’s IT

A scholarship scheme enabling teachers to investigate new and emerging technologies and their application to teaching has been announced. The two $10,000 Logitech New and Emerging Technologies Scholarships will fund travel to universities, schools and educational institutions for the study ...

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Teacher librarian report due Monday

The eagerly anticipated final report of the House Inquiry into School Libraries and Teachers Librarians is due to be tabled next Monday. Advocacy group The Hub said the development of new national school library standard for staffing, funding and role ...

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Careers resource proving popular

High school students researching pathways for further study will now have access to a resource that brings together information about sustainability courses offered by higher education institutions across Australia. The national Learning and Teaching Sustainability site includes a searchable database ...

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