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SAFE Schools calls for gender-diversity support

SAFE Schools Coalition Australia has urged Australian schools to sign on as members following a Four Corners report that highlighted the experiences of gender-diverse young people within the school environment. Sally Richardson, Safe Schools Coalition Australia program director, said the ...

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New book argues music is instrumental

Exploring the powerful influence music can have on students’ wellbeing and connectedness in schools is the focus of a new book. Creating Music Cultures in Schools launched yesterday at the University of Melbourne by music therapist and researcher Dr Katrina ...

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Principals’ top concern? Resources

  Education experts have backed new findings showing that a lack of resources is the biggest concern for school principals. “Principals on the frontline know that the one thing that could make an immediate difference to their school is resources ...

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Tests and the testy

Experts agree exam anxiety is a large and growing problem. Its effects can be damaging but there are some ways to reduce the stress. By Antonia Maiolo Crying, vomiting and sleeplessness are just some of the viscerally negative reactions children ...

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Can’t stress it enough

Teachers are frustrated and overwhelmed; the first step for schools trying to help is to recognise the problem. By Antonia Maiolo Teacher stress is reaching harmful levels, restricting creative and productive work in the classroom, education experts are warning. School ...

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More warnings about the ageing workforce

Policymakers need to take a careful look at the education profession and examine ways to promote it as attractive to encourage more young people into the field, a leading education expert says. ACER director of educational monitoring and research Sue Thomson made ...

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Calls for Victoria to do more for families

The Victorian Government needs to do more to help struggling families meet schooling costs, the state’s peak body for social services says. Emma King, chief executive of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) said the  government's recent announcement of a ...

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Reboot The Bard with new Shakespeare site

A new open-access website offers educators across the globe innovative ways to teach Shakespeare. The website, Shakespeare Reloaded, aims to offer new materials, leading research and classroom activities to refresh teaching and learning approaches to Shakespeare in a way that ...

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