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NT child protection overhauls

There are at least 1000 children at risk of harm in the Northern Territory who have received no support from the government, a new report has said. Within hours of the report's release in Darwin on Monday, both the NT ...

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Start of a new era

Children who survived the Black Saturday bushfires have celebrated the rebuilding of another school. Strathewen Primary School, razed during the February 2009 fires, officially opened its doors on Monday. "The return of kids to their primary school marks the start ...

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Warn kids of stranger danger: Police

Parents have been encouraged to discuss with their children how best to stay safe on their way to and from school. Police issued the reminder after reporting that two boys were approached by a man who told them to get ...

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Detention centre changes welcomed

Schools asked to cater for the children of asylum seekers located in the Adelaide Hills will be given extra resources to cope, Federal Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has said. The government has announced plans to move 400 people, mostly family ...

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Parliament hears of Afghan education improvements

The recent Parliamentary debate on Australia’s continued presence in Afghanistan has heard how advances are slowly being made in rebuilding the country’s education system. Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan said Australia was helping to give the Afghan people a chance ...

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Literacy, numeracy boosts workforce: research

Improving literacy and numeracy skills has a positive, statistically significant effect on labour market outcomes. Literacy and numeracy skills are key components of human capital, which is an important driver of economic growth. A new paper by Anthony Shomos of ...

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School teachers strike in NZ

WELLINGTON: There is no new money to offer teachers a bigger pay increase unless they wanted to burden their students with a future of paying off national debt, NZ Prime Minister John Key said yesterday. Nearly 60,000 Year 9 students ...

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NSW signals roll out of ethics classes

Ethics classes will be offered to all NSW public schools from mid-2011 following the release of an independent evaluation endorsing the recent pilot. The report by Dr Sue Knight from the University of South Australia said the course was “pedagogically ...

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A question of faith?

They say you should never mix politics and religion. Little wonder then that the Schools Chaplaincy Program has become one of the most contentious issues in Australian education. The intensity of views, from all sides, makes the debates about national ...

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News turns youth off drugs

Mainstream media reporting is far more likely to deter young people from using illicit drugs than encourage their use, an Australian study has found. But the study also found that types of reports most likely to have the strongest impact ...

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