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Does every student succeed in your school?

Schools and districts around the world strive for a common goal: ensuring every child receives the quality education he or she deserves. Solution Tree Australia shares this goal and wants to help you make it a reality. Professional Learning that ...

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Pollies promote student as symbol of robotics’ future

Australian high school student Oliver Nicholls won a prestigious international award in May for designing a robotic high-rise window cleaner. Now the federal government is holding him up as an example of Australia’s future in robotics in the process of ...

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SA parents could face court for child’s truancy

Parents will face fines of up to $5000 if they fail to attend meetings about their child’s school truancy, under new laws proposed in South Australia. The policy, which aims to tackle chronic absenteeism, will compel parents to attend formal ...

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How a 250-year-old company is modifying Google

An encyclopaedia is remaining relevant by augmenting its competitors. Encyclopedia Britannica, which was established in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768, has created a Google Chrome browser extension that cuts through search engine ‘noise’. Britannica Insights works by delivering encyclopaedic information alongside, say, Google ...

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$6 billion for NSW schools

NSW state schools will receive a $6 billion windfall in the upcoming state budget, with new schools, classrooms and upgrades planned over the next four years. The funding boost aims to cater for the state’s increasing student population, set to ...

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Birmo’s message for EduTECH 2018

Fittingly, at the largest education event in the southern hemisphere, the foremost antipodean education official spoke. Simon Birmingham used his address to the vast EduTECH crowd to celebrate the education reforms of the past year. Yet while the Education Minister mainly rhapsodised ...

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Childcare faces red tape criticism

Childcare groups believe centres and parents will face more red tape, not less, when changes to childcare subsidies begin next month. From July 2 the federal government will consolidate childcare payments into a single-test subsidy. But submissions from organisations to a ...

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Elite Vic students caught with marijuana

Four students at Victoria’s elite Scotch College have been suspended because they were “involved” with marijuana on school property. A spokesman from the prestigious Hawthorn school confirmed to The Herald-Sun their places are under review “after they were found to ...

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