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Herald Sun to launch news website for children

News Corp’s Herald Sun newspaper will launch its Kids News website next year, with the goal of delivering age-appropriate information to school children – helping teachers discuss current affairs in the classroom. The website will be edited by Karina Grift, the Herald Sun’s education editor. ...

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Only one-third of parents save for children’s education

A survey has found that while most parents intend to save money for their children’s education, only one-third follow through – and most believe the federal government should help. The Australian Scholarships Groups (ASG) surveyed 1000 parents. ASG found that even though 93 per cent ...

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Don Bradman may now help students learn maths

How did Donald Bradman achieve a cricket batting average of 99.94? That’s a question school students may be answering with Bradman by the Numbers, a new addition to Cricket Australia’s free teaching resource, Cricket Smart. Aligned to the Australian Curriculum ...

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Australia’s teachers can learn from Nauru

While teaching the teachers of Nauru, associate professor Pep Serow has learnt one thing – Australian teachers could do far more with the resources they have. Serow, along with professor Neil Taylor, leads the University of New England’s Nauru Teacher Education Project, which ...

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From aspiring hairdresser to student engineer

After high school, Nisha Pradhan wanted to be a hairdresser. Her male high school careers adviser thought that “was a great idea”. But when Pradhan, now a University of New South Wales fourth-year electrical engineering and commerce student, told her ...

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High school students Plan for the Planet

Who is more qualified to tackle climate change, politicians or high school students? The answer may depend on the elected official in question. But the Australian National University's Ian Chambers, a senior researcher at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ...

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