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Teaching students’ high school scores in the spotlight

Students with dismally poor high school results are being accepted into university teaching courses, setting off alarm bells about the quality of some Australian educators. The university sector, however, says low scores don’t tell a student’s full story and only ...

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Australian classroom live-streams with refugee student

A group of Australian students has used technology to ‘e-meet’ a girl who fled war-torn South Sudan with her siblings after rebels shot dead their father. Five teenagers at Melbourne Girls College, in years eight to 10, live-streamed with Lilias, ...

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Victorian school cleaner pay cuts prompt audit

Victoria’s public school cleaning contracts will be audited amid claims workers are worse off despite a sector overhaul, Education Minister James Merlino says. Merlino announced the audit on Wednesday in response to reports that Victoria’s new model for contract allocation ...

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What might help would-be psychopaths

We need to talk about Kevin. Kevin Khatchadourian is a 15-year-old boy who committed a massacre at his high school and killed his father and sister. Growing up, he exhibited early signs of psychopathy: chronic unrest during infancy, failure to ...

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Japanese students build VR tour of Hiroshima bombing

Japanese high school students have produced a five-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima immediately before, during and after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city 73 years ago. By transporting users back ...

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No funding deal yet for Catholic schools

Labor has jumped on a potential deal to restore $1.7 billion in funding for Catholic schools as a “humiliating admission” the schools funding system is broken. The sector campaigned hard against the new funding policy in the Queensland seat of ...

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Trio charged over $10m school blaze

Three young men have been charged over a suspicious fire that caused $10 million worth of damage at a historic western Sydney school earlier this year. NSW Police have been searching for the arsonists since May following the deliberately lit ...

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