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All Australian kids dream big

Children living in disadvantage are unaware of the harsh realities awaiting them, with a new poll showing all students share the same ambitions and dreams. A thousand primary school students aged five to seven, from low and high socio-economic communities, ...

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Mixed reaction to Grattan report

The government says it is working to lift the quality of teachers in schools, despite a report that gave Australia low marks for teacher development. A report from the Grattan Institute, ‘What Teachers Want: Better Teacher Management’ placed Australia 19 ...

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Education makes you healthy: research

Even the smallest increments in school retention can have a significant impact on the adoption of healthy behaviours in later life. That’s according to Dr Seana Gall, Research Fellow with the Menzies Research Institute at the University of Tasmania. In ...

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Gillard slams Opposition education policy

Parents will be disappointed by shadow treasurer Joe Hockey's plan to shelve key government education programs, education minister Julia Gillard has said. The opposition on Wednesday announced plans to deliver $46 billion in budget cuts, including ditching the government's teacher ...

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Gas heaters pose no danger to kids: Keneally

NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has denied that gas heaters without flues pose a health risk to children, despite the state's education department halting their installation in public schools. The NSW government has stopped installing the heaters as it awaits completion ...

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Early development data released

Parents will now have access to data that details how young children in their community are faring in key developmental areas. The Australian Early Development Index, released by the government on Tuesday, will also allow national comparisons to be made. ...

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NAPLAN cheat claims will be investigated

Queensland's education authorities have launched an investigation into claims of students cheating on national numeracy and literacy tests at two Brisbane schools. Education minister Julia Gillard says accusations that cheating occurred during the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) ...

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