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Play good for ADHD: study

Researchers from the University of Sydney carried out a pilot study looking at whether children with ADHD could improve their social skills if they were taught how to recognise social cues such as fear and boredom through play. Children with ...

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20 schools may close in Tasmania

Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie has described the Tasmanian Government as "useless" over its decision to consider closing 20 schools across the state. The government announced the plan in last week’s state budget, as part of wider cuts across the ...

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Raft of cyber-safety initiatives recommended

Cyber education for children should start in preschool, the Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety has said. More than a year in the making, the committee’s High-Wire Act report made dozens of recommendations to parliament on how to educate children and ...

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Mixed views on FWA student work rule

It's a traditional rite of passage for many secondary school students, as well as a handy way of earning a bit of extra cash. But now the casual after-school job may change, after Fair Work Australia (FWA) handed down a ...

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‘A national tragedy and a disgrace’

The prevalence of indigenous youth in Australia's criminal justice system is a national tragedy and disgrace, a new parliamentary report has concluded. A lower house committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs released its report on the issue on ...

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Parents surveyed on tuition

In an Australian first, a new survey aims to explore what parents think about private tuition and its relationship to mainstream education. The survey, being conducted by the Australian Tutoring Association, will focus on who is being tutored, the cost, ...

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Going global

In 2008 UNESCO researchers described the international schools market as a "well-kept secret" - barely rating a mention, until recently, amongst the world's educators, policy-makers and educational planners. However, the sheer rate of growth and market worth is certainly capturing ...

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New cyber safety project launched

The latest cyber safety program educating children on how to use the internet safely has been launched. Federal Home Affairs and Justice Minister Brendan O'Conner last Friday launched the latest stage of the ThinkUKnow program, which will allow schools to ...

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Qld moving Year 7 to high school: Bligh

Queensland's Year 7 students will make the shift into high schools from 2015. Premier Anna Bligh announced the move at a conference for secondary school principals in Brisbane this morning, generating a round of applause from the crowd. She said ...

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States behind on indigenous benchmarks

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has been warned by its own Reform Council that it is not on track to halve the gap in literacy and numeracy by 2018, as outlined in the National Indigenous Reform Agreement. The COAG ...

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