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Students in remote areas being left behind

Children in Australia’s most remote regions are being left behind when it comes to education amid a staggering divide between the haves and have-nots, a report says. The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) report says it is clear many of ...

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Teens with food allergies get new website

Having a severe food allergy can have a huge impact on a teen’s social life – even kissing can be fatal – yet many are reluctant to talk about it. A new government funded website has now been launched to encourage ...

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NSW schoolgirls chop ponytails for charity

A group of Sydney schoolgirls are a cut above their peers after chopping off their ponytails for charity. About 40 girls at Wenona School willingly had their locks snipped off by volunteer TAFE NSW hairdressing teachers. The hair will be used for ...

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Extra teachers, classrooms in NSW budget

The NSW government will deliver more than 1500 extra classrooms and employ about 1000 extra teachers to address surging enrolments in state schools. The Berejiklian government’s first budget, handed down on Tuesday 20 June 2017, injected $1.6 billion into an ...

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Aussie students prep for STEM Olympics

Just like an elite athlete in the midst of rigorous training, Sydney school girl Ada Fang is preparing intensely to represent Australia,  but she’s studying equations and poring over atoms, elements and compounds. Ada, who’s in Year 12 at Sydney ...

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NSW budget’s $1.6 billion boost for schools

More than 120 NSW schools will be built or upgraded over the next four years with the state government injecting an extra $1.6 billion in Tuesday’s budget to deliver on the commitment. The government will spend $4.2 billion in total ...

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Splits and deals dissent hampering Gonski 2.0

Teacher unions have splintered over the Turnbull government’s school funding overhaul, with one state branch saying parliament should now support it. The package, dubbed Gonski 2.0, will give a better deal for public schools in Western Australia compared with the ...

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