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Do well at school, cut TV to beat dementia

Doing well at school and having a complicated job have both been linked to a lower risk of dementia, while loneliness, excessive TV watching and low levels of physical activity could accelerate cognitive decline in later life. The research was ...

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Schools must make a place for Hindi, expert says

Strengthening Australia’s long-term relationship with India depends partly on the investment schools make in teaching students Hindi. Recognising this, the Australian National University South Asia Research Institute is holding a workshop on Friday to help develop a national structure for building ...

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Family transport logistics under the microscope

Researchers are looking into ways of making the daily grind easier for families facing the logistical nightmare of ferrying children to and from childcare, schools and after-hours activities. University of Canberra assistant professor of urban and regional planning Hitomi Nakanishi is investigating ...

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Support strategies for refugee students published

Making the transition from high school to university is challenging for most students, and can be even more difficult for those with refugee backgrounds. Recognising the unique struggles refugee students face in entering tertiary education, Charles Sturt University researchers have ...

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Lecturer says more schools should teach Hindi

A senior Australian academic has called for increased teaching of Hindi in schools to strengthen the nation's relationship with India. In a statement issued ahead of a workshop for language specialists at the Australian National University on Friday, South Asia Research Institute senior ...

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Tap the app for a relief teacher

A leading national jobsite for education has launched a new smart phone app that will allow principals to book relief teachers more easily and cost-effectively. The new app, Tap for Teacher, launched this week on teachers.on.net allows schools to contact ...

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Vic to review special needs supports

The Victorian Government is to undertake the most comprehensive review to date of its Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD). The aim is better targeting of funding and services. The Victorian education minister, James Merlino, announced the review this week. It will include resources for children ...

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