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Computer games good for kids: parents

Three-quarters of Australian parents believe video games have a positive effect on their children, claims a new survey commissioned by video game makers THQ. However, half of parents are divided on whether video games are a true social experience for ...

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Battling bullying online

A new resource that aims to help primary school students navigate the internet safely has been launched. The ‘Cybersmart Hero’ online program is part of a $38 million federal education cyber safety plan that provides support for students in their ...

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What tomorrow holds for Tasmania

The Tasmanian government has abandoned its controversial post Year 10 education reforms, coming to a compromise with the Greens. The Tasmania Tomorrow reforms were a crucial issue at the last election, which saw Labor win government in minority, relying upon ...

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Queensland and NSW deliver smart budgets

The recently released Queensland and NSW state budgets both contained big education spending. Queensland’s education budget included a big boost to early childhood services. The state pledged $9.5 billion for education in this year's budget, which will fund 40 kindergartens ...

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Pressure mounts over BER rort claims

As parents rallied outside Parliament House in Canberra yesterday to protest alleged waste and mismanagement in the government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, the pressure on education minister Julia Gillard to fix problems with the scheme intensified. The $14.1 ...

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Stick with the pen and paper: Abbott

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has made it clear – high school students counting on a computer from the federal government won't get it if he wins power. Labor's $2.1 billion National Secondary School Computer Fund aims to give all children ...

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State government under fire for information release

New figures showing Queensland students' graduation results by school will lead to better standards, not unhelpful league tables, the state’s education minister has said. The Queensland government on Tuesday released information about how 2009's Year 12 students performed. Education Minister ...

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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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