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Major overhaul to SA early childhood education sector

An ambitious overhaul to South Australia’s early childhood education and care sectors has been launched following the sweeping recommendations from the Royal Commission into Early Childhood Education and Care. Commissioner Julia Gillard handed down her 43 recommendations to overhaul the ...

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Teachers boycott nuclear sub challenge in schools

There's growing momentum among teaching unions to boycott a government-backed challenge tasking high school students to design a nuclear-powered propulsion system. The Nuclear-powered Submarine Propulsion Challenge, launched by Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Jonathon Earley in June, seeks to ...

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ILF helping to close the gap

Recent federal government data shows that Indigenous children are 20 per cent less likely to start school on track developmentally than their non-Indigenous peers. The annual Closing the Gap report released on 12 July indicates Australia is not currently on ...

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Importance of STEM activities in early childhood

Over 600 school students in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and NSW will participate in an expanded in-school learning program designed to increase early awareness and participation in STEM subjects. Defence security company BAE Systems and technology company Lumination partnered ...

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Urgent national action plan on school refusal

A Senate report released last week has called on federal and state governments to implement urgent actions to address the rising trend in ‘school refusal’ among Australian students. The Education and Employment References Committee (EERC) received 172 submissions for the ...

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Catholic schools get Indigenous kids to class

A report from the Catholic schools sector has revealed that Aboriginal kids have the highest attendance rates of Indigenous students in the state. The Catholic Schools NSW 2023 Report on Aboriginal Educational Outcomes, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, revealed that their ...

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