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The new grammar

The Australian Curriculum now supports a renewed focus on core subjects taught in schools; English is at the forefront of some of the biggest changes. By Kristina Love Teachers and their students have much to gain from the new Australian ...

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GPS stations coming to schools

Students in Tasmania soon won’t need Google Earth to see what their house looks like from space. Three Tasmanian schools will have access to the latest spatial navigation technology, as a GPS satellite receiver station begins beaming information from their ...

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Readable English aims to remove complexity

A new online program can help students overcome major challenges when learning to read. Readable English, launched yesterday, works by addressing problems many children have when learning to read English, in which many words are not pronounced as they are written. According to ...

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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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