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What’s so special about a special school?

There has always been respectful debate on whether a child with special needs should attend a mainstream school, a unit within a mainstream school or a school dedicated to special education. We are fortunate in Australia that families have options ...

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The importance of trauma-aware education

In my current role as CEO of Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Schools (EREA), I have seen first-hand the power of education to transform lives. I’ve also noticed that not all students fit neatly into mainstream school settings. Some have ...

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