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USYD professor says he’s debunked Safe Schools Coalition

A University of Sydney child protection and family law expert claimed he's debunked “academically irresponsible” assertions about sexual identity and LGBTI students made by the Safe Schools Coalition. Professor Patrick Parkinson has published a non-peer reviewed paper criticising the Safe Schools Coalition, on the ...

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OECD can’t decide if class sizes matter

It seems the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development can’t decide whether or not class sizes matter in schooling. In its Education At A Glance 2016 report, the OECD stated “at the level of students within a classroom, the relationship ...

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What can teachers claim on their tax?

For any teachers yet to lodge their tax returns, the media face of tax accountancy firm H&R Block and former Australian Taxation Office senior director Mark Chapman has offered his top tax tips. Chapman explained when teachers work from home ...

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Open-ended apps best for tablets, teacher says

If tablet technology is going to be used in the classroom, open-ended apps should be employed, to prevent tablets from becoming “21st century shut-up sheets”, one teacher has advised. Grant Jones, a technology teacher at St Marys Public School in Sydney’s ...

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