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Keep phonics test focused on phonics: expert

While the federal government has endorsed a phonics check for Year 1 students, one researcher has warned that the check should not overextend its reach. Dr Jennifer Buckingham, an education researcher from the Centre of Independent Studies, recently completed a report ...

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Sydney students talk tech with Microsoft boss

Technology products are permeating today’s classrooms, and a group of students got to meet one of the brains behind it all. Two classes of students from Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus met with Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella to showcase ...

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Food advertising fattens up obesity-prone children

About one-quarter of Australian children are obese or overweight, and recent research has found it may not be entirely them or their parents’ fault. Instead, a combination of unfortunate genetics and advertising is partially to blame, a study has found. ...

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