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Schools drop writing focus too early: researchers

Schools are dropping the focus on writing too soon, say academics. Writing for The Conversation, Australian Catholic University Professor of Educational Assessment and Literacy Claire Wyatt-Smith and senior research officer Christine Jennifer Jackson surveyed more than 4,000 primary and secondary school ...

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Murdered French teacher a quiet hero: Macron

President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to a French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical as a "quiet hero" dedicated to instilling the democratic values of the French Republic in his pupils. Samuel Paty's teenage attacker had wanted to ...

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Class of 2020 starting COVID-safe HSC

About 70,000 students from the NSW HSC class of 2020 are starting their written exams, with COVID-safe protocols in place. Safeguards including temperature tests and spaced seating have been introduced to protect students who sit their first English test on ...

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