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Parents key to childhood obesity

Educating parents on healthy eating could be more effective at reducing childhood obesity than physical activity, new research shows. The study, undertaken by researchers from the universities of Newcastle and Wollongong, found that targeting parents rather than children is the ...

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Controversy over survey

The national curriculum authority has dismissed survey results that show the federal government's My School website is not a major influence for Queensland parents choosing independent schools. Independent Schools Queensland's second "What Parents Want" survey on Thursday revealed only 8.2 ...

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Anger over axing of science programs

The Australian Academy of Science says it is deeply disappointed that the federal government has axed two science education programs. Last weekend the government confirmed that it would no longer fund the Primary Connections and Science in Doing programs. The ...

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Safe school framework released

Australian schools will be better equipped to deal with student bullying, with School Education Minister Peter Garrett launching the revised National Safe Schools Framework in Brisbane last Friday. Speaking on the inaugural National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, ...

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Promises, promises

With NSW going to the polls on Saturday, ER takes a look at the education policies of the major parties. Web links to each party’s policy in full listed below. Labor • 750 new selective and opportunity places • 100 ...

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VET regulator endorsed

A Senate committee has recommended the creation of a national regulatory body for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, despite the fact two states refuse to sign up to the Federal Government's proposal. Labor wants the body to replace ...

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Rewarding relationships

The NAB Schools First program is underway again this year, with schools and community groups invited to attend forums to discover how they can apply for a share of the $5 million in awards available. NAB Schools First is delivered ...

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