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Indigenous preschool plan outlined

The Federal Government has unveiled a new strategy designed to get indigenous children into preschool. The government said it has already allocated $970 million over five years to ensure that by 2013 all children have access to a preschool program ...

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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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International education ‘steady’, says report

Australia's international education sector remains strong, with new figures revealing it added more than $18 billion of export income to the economy in 2010. An Australian Education International research snapshot released today found the $18.3 billion worth of earnings was ...

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Far fewer HECS early birds: DEEWR

Reducing the discount students get when they pay their university fees upfront will halve the number of people who take advantage of the incentive, an education official has said. The federal government announced in last month's budget that from next ...

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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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