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Snapchat joins fight against cyber-bullying

Snapchat, used by teens in schools all over Australia, has joined the Children's eSafety Commissioner’s fight against cyber-bullying. Andree Wright, acting Children's eSafety Commissioner, said Snapchat would now work with the office to remove cyber-bullying material posted on the app. The ...

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Few schools properly teach advanced maths: AMSI

Less than 7 per cent of schools in Australia are “fully able to give kids the best education in maths” at the advanced level, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has estimated. AMSI director Geoff Prince made these comments to Education ...

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Birmingham to use TIMSS report to spruik reform

Federal education minister Simon Birmingham plans to use Australia's poor performance in the recent Trends In International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to spruik the necessity of the government’s reforms to the states and territories. “When I sit down with my state ...

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Keep phonics test focused on phonics: expert

While the federal government has endorsed a phonics check for Year 1 students, one researcher has warned that the check should not overextend its reach. Dr Jennifer Buckingham, an education researcher from the Centre of Independent Studies, recently completed a report ...

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