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Eat your greens

Children are being encouraged to explore a “rainbow” of fruit and vegetables in a bid to improve the diet of young Australian. Avocado growers on Tuesday launched a national resources kit for early childhood educators to encourage better eating among ...

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Mining tax should go to schools: Greens

Australian Greens leader Bob Brown wants Labor's original proposal for a 40 per cent resource super profits tax revived so the extra revenue can fund $2 billion in public-school programs. "The Greens support the mining super profits tax as originally ...

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$200 million for teacher rewards: Liberals

Teachers, technology and trade training have been added recently to the education policies of the federal Opposition. Opposition leader Tony Abbott, campaigning in Victoria last Friday, said a coalition government would establish a $200 million reward fund to recognise and ...

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Schools must broaden drug policy: Academic

Australian schools have been told to broaden their drug education programs as research shows how many teens are experimenting with anabolic steroids. A major survey conducted in secondary schools has found 2.4 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds ...

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Gas heaters being replaced in NSW

The NSW government has released a list of 101 schools that will have un-flued gas heaters replaced by next winter, at a cost of $15 million. But a group campaigning on the issue has turned up the heat on ministers, ...

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Closing the gap

The Victorian government has released a 10-year plan to improve health and education for Aboriginal children. A study of 33,500 Aboriginal children across the state has found most meet recommended targets for physical activity and immunisation but fall short on ...

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Promises, promises

The education policy announcements continue to come thick and fast in the lead up to election day. In the past week the Labor party has announced a scheme to financially reward schools that “lift their performance”, a system of performance ...

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Success more than test scores, say students

Students are concerned the current school system does not adequately measure their own success and achievement, the largest national survey of students has found. Sixty per cent of students said that what they know cannot be measured by tests or ...

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