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New website schools NSW parents on ethics class option

A website launched by Primary Ethics, the provider of ethics lessons in New South Wales, may help more parents become aware of the availability of non-religious ethics instruction for their children. Recently, the NSW Government made informing parents of kindergarteners about ethics lessons ...

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Children with ADHD less likely to finish school

University of Queensland researchers have linked ADHD and conduct disorder (CD) to long-term  disadvantage, as children with these conditions are more likely to drop out of high school and not enrol in tertiary education. A study published in the Journal of ...

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Cyber-security clients say it needs to be taught in schools

A survey from multinational cyber-security firm ESET has found that almost three-quarters of its Australian and New Zealand clients think cyber-security should be taught in schools. Cyber-security is not taught in either countries’ school curriculums. However, ESET's survey of 1300 of its customers ...

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Students compete to meet Chip the robot

Creating ideas for technology use could get students the chance to meet one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the Southern Hemisphere. Code Club Australia and property group Stockland have launched Stockland’s Robotics Challenge, which runs from September 26 ...

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Top traits of effective educators identified

A good teacher must be an expert in their subject matter, but at least four other traits may be even more important. A survey of Australian students, parents, teachers, administrators and policymakers has revealed their ideas about the most important characteristics of an effective ...

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