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Vic school holidays extended amid lockdown

As Melbourne re-enters lockdown, most students will return to online learning. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Tuesday schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, will not open their doors for Term 3, which was due to ...

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239 scientists say COVID-19 is airborne

Scientists from around the world are pushing for recognition that it is possible COVID-19 can spread through airborne transmission. In an open letter, 239 experts from a range of science and engineering fields, including virology, aerosol physics and medicine, appealed ...

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LNP plans student test that spots dyslexia

A phonics check that can detect dyslexia in Queensland primary school students will be introduced in the second half of next year if the LNP wins the October election. Opposition leader Deb Frecklington said the phonics test would be trialled ...

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Lack of internet leaving students behind

New research prompted by the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the serious digital gap faced by many school students from poorer families. Internet connection was vital for students learning from home during COVID-19 restrictions. But new research commissioned by the Australian ...

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