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School preparation: make them want to go

Social wellbeing is more important than academic readiness when preparing kids for their first day of school, an expert has said. Professor Bob Perry, a Charles Sturt University expert on transitions to school, said parents should use the weeks before the ...

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Indigenous students get a taste of uni life at USYD

The University of Sydney is showing Aboriginal schoolchildren what it has to offer. Federal Education Department data reveals Indigenous enrolments at country universities far outweighs that at city counterparts, despite the fact that over the past two years, the Universities Admission Centre has recorded ...

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Maths contractor touts for-profit model

For-profit is the best model for educational enterprises to thrive, survive and teach – the co-founder of Maths Pathway has said. Maths Pathway, established by former teachers Richard Wilson and Justin Matthys, contracts with schools to develop mathematics learning models. It has delivered models ...

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Playground packs them in at PNG school

School attendance is on the rise at one Papua New Guinea school, and researchers say its new playground could be responsible. Truancy is an issue throughout PNG. Only 55 per cent of primary age children are enrolled in school and ...

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Experts debate Gonski’s remaining impact

Australia must address growing inequity across the school system in 2016, experts agree. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows Australia’s schools are becoming socially stratified. OECD figures in the Going for Growth 2015 report show a direct correlation ...

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Financial barriers stand between refugees, education

Refugees on temporary visas and about 29,000 asylum seekers may miss out on education because they are ineligible for government aid to help meet the substantial financial costs. To go to university, refugees on Temporary Protection Visas and asylum seekers must pay full ...

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