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How a 250-year-old company is modifying Google

An encyclopaedia is remaining relevant by augmenting its competitors. Encyclopedia Britannica, which was established in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768, has created a Google Chrome browser extension that cuts through search engine ‘noise’. Britannica Insights works by delivering encyclopaedic information alongside, say, Google ...

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$6 billion for NSW schools

NSW state schools will receive a $6 billion windfall in the upcoming state budget, with new schools, classrooms and upgrades planned over the next four years. The funding boost aims to cater for the state’s increasing student population, set to ...

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Birmo’s message for EduTECH 2018

Fittingly, at the largest education event in the southern hemisphere, the foremost antipodean education official spoke. Simon Birmingham used his address to the vast EduTECH crowd to celebrate the education reforms of the past year. Yet while the Education Minister mainly rhapsodised ...

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Doctors call for death education in schools

Death education should be taught in the classroom to demystify ageing and dying among younger Australians, Queensland doctors have argued. Australian Medical Association Queensland said young people need to be educated about medical, legal and other issues that surround ageing ...

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Futurist predicts kids’ destinies

Phil Ruthven AM is no ordinary futurist. As the founder of global economic and social market research firm IBISWorld and the newly-formed Ruthven Institute, he has nearly fifty years of experience, as well as access to volumes of big data, to ...

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Schools and unis becoming more lethal: report

Learning isn’t typically associated with danger, but that connection is increasingly palpable. Over the last five years, there have been over 12,700 attacks harming more than 21,000 students and educators. These statistics, courtesy of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from ...

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